Our Planning team constantly monitors the activities of local planning authorities to identify opportunities for clients. This update highlights the latest progress with the emerging local plans coming forward across our region this spring.
There is an increasing amount of green appearing on our regional map, indicating that more local plans are reaching advanced stages of preparation and a greater amount of sites are being allocated for development.
This is good news, but it is not to say that there are no new opportunities in these areas. To the contrary, following publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework and updated practice guidance last month, it is more likely than ever that plans will have to be reviewed quickly to address higher growth requirements arising from the Government’s standard method for calculating housing need.
Please check out the detail on progress in each county by clicking the links below. If you wish to explore the opportunities further, please contact our team of local specialists.