Update from Michael Tomlinson MP following our recent forum events

At our recent forum on the 22nd of April, that was attended by Michael Tomlinson MP, concerns were raised regarding the approach taken by Local Authorities in engaging in pre-application enquiries and the timeframes for responses to these enquiries. We understand that Michael Tomlinson has written to the Local Planning Authorities on this matter and Read more about Update from Michael Tomlinson MP following our recent forum events[…]

National Planning Practice Guidance on affordable housing and planning obligations updated following Court of Appeal Ruling

Chapman Lily Planning Ltd reported last week on the judgement in the Court of Appeal in favour of the Government’s policy to exempt small development schemes from the need to have affordable housing included in them. Following that Court of Appeal ruling the government has today formally updated its Planning Policy Guidance Notes and reintroduced Read more about National Planning Practice Guidance on affordable housing and planning obligations updated following Court of Appeal Ruling[…]

Government appeal on exempting small sites from affordable homes obligations succeeds

The Court of Appeal has  backed government guidance to exempt small development schemes from the need to have affordable housing included in them. Chapman Lily Planning have previously reported that the appeal by Reading Borough Council and West Berkshire District Council against the government policy to exempt small sites (10 homes or fewer) from affordable Read more about Government appeal on exempting small sites from affordable homes obligations succeeds[…]