Revisions to Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Monday 4th January 2021

Recent updates have been made to the CIL regime through both new regulations and additions to the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG). Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No.2) Regulations 2020 These amending Regulations came onto force on 16 November 2020. In…

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IPe Office: Christmas and New Year

Wednesday 16th December 2020

The IPe office in Bath will be closed from Monday 21nd December 2020 and will reopen Monday 4th January 2021. If you wish to contact us during this period, please do not hesitate to email as we will be monitoring…

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Chief Planner encourages progression of Local and Neighbourhood Plans

Friday 2nd October 2020

In her first newsletter as MHCLG Chief Planner, Joanna Averley has very clearly indicated that local planning authorities should pull not back on progressing their Local Plans. Within the newsletter, published on 1 October 2020, the Chief Planner advises "We…

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Neighbourhood Planning: Additional Support for Urban and Deprived Areas

Monday 10th August 2020

In line with the commitment to provide additional support to communities in urban and deprived areas (places that are amongst the 20% most deprived areas in England, in accordance with the Index of Multiple Deprivation), the Government has today increased…

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Extensions to Permissions, Major Changes to Use Classes and New Permitted Development Rights

Tuesday 28th July 2020

By the end of Summer 2020, several significant permanent and temporary changes to planning legislation will be in force (including provisions in The Business and Planning Act 2020):permanent legislation that allows an Inspector to pick and mix elements of the…

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Government Funding for Neighbourhood Planning

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published a letter on 22 June 2020 to Local Planning Authority (LPA) Chief Planning Officers providing an update on financial support for neighbourhood planning. It is extremely good news in terms…

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Celebrating Over 1000 Neighbourhood Plan Referendums

Wednesday 10th June 2020

The June 2020 Edition of the Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government's (MHCLG) newsletter Notes on Neighbourhood Planning celebrates over 1000 successful neighbourhood plan referendums that have taken place since the implementation of the Localism Act 2011. This milestone…

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CPRE Local Plan Research Report: What’s the plan?

Monday 25th May 2020

A new report suggests that 90% cent of local planning authorities in England have an adopted local plan, with the remainder using older saved policies. However, its analysis of local plan coverage says that the majority of these adopted plans…

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Wednesday 13th May 2020

In response to concerns about how to meet the consultation requirements of Regulations 14 and 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, MHCLG has today provide a further clarificatory update to the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) as part of…

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Tuesday 12th May 2020

In line with the practice of the Planning Inspectorate, we are now recommencing unaccompanied site visits from 13 May 2020, providing the examiner can conduct the visit safely under current physical distancing guidance. Please Note: This now supersedes the Q&A…

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