Planning Update - September 2018

This month saw HM Treasury using Twitter to announce the Autumn Budget and there was a challenge in the High Court of the revised NPPF, together with significant and important changes to the PPG that supports the new NPPF, July 2018. The changes to the housing needs assessment in the PPG have a caused a recent stir, with its new standard methodology based in part on the ONS population growth figures that have subsequently been reduced in many areas by around 25%.

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