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Planning news – 20 September 2018

by on September 21, 2018

PPG updates published
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published new and updated guidance on assessing housing need and plan-making, following publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in July.
The Planner

Brokenshire prevents adoption of East Hertfordshire’s local plan
The housing secretary has issued a holding direction on the adoption of the East Hertfordshire District Local Plan amid concerns about the release of green belt land.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Bradford to probe Shipley bypass potential
A £300,000 feasibility study into creating a bypass around the east of Shipley will be carried out by Bradford Council after the government agreed funding.
Huw Morris, The Planner

Breach of HMO rules results in £30k fine
An agent who let a tiny room behind a property’s kitchen in Brent has been ordered to pay more than £30,000 in fines after appearing at Willesden Magistrates Court.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government and Barclays team up to provide development finance for housing
Barclays and the government have joined forces to provide £1 billion of development finance to help increase the pace and volume of housing provision across England, as the government looks to make good on its promise to deliver 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

News round up
A round up of planning news

  • First planning technical support apprentices graduate
  • Three neighbourhood plans approved in Lichfield
  • Government urged to stop unwanted phone boxes
  • Consultation launched on Scotland’s historic environment policy
  • Three developments approved in Macclesfield
    Laura Edgar, The Planner

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