Our Planning team constantly monitors the activities of local planning authorities to identify opportunities for clients. This update provides an insight to latest progress with the emerging Local Plans coming forward across the region.
Local planning authorities now have less than three months to submit their emerging Plans for examination to avoid having to address the housing delivery targets arising from the Government’s new standard methodology, which is likely to increase requirements in many areas. The plan below provides a high-level guide to which are on-track to do so via their strategic policies.
The Government’s consultation on further proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework and Planning Practice Guidance, summarised by us here , reaffirms that it will stand by its aspiration to deliver 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s. Local Plans are beginning to catch up with the Government’s objectives, but there is a long way to go.
More detail on the plans in specific areas are available by clicking the links below: