Eastleigh Borough Local Plan 2016–2036 Consultation (Eastleigh Borough Council)
“Eastleigh Borough Council’s Local Plan 2016-2036 consultation will get underway at 12 noon on Monday 25 June 2018. The consultation will run until 12 midnight on Monday 6th August.
The Local Plan document together with all the supporting evidence can be found on the Council’s website www.eastleigh.gov.uk/localplan2016-2036 together with all the dates for the consultation drop in sessions.
It was agreed at the Council meeting last December that the Chief Executive would be given the final sign off of the Local Plan under delegated powers subject to receipt of all the required technical and legal advice and reports. These have now been received and the Chief Executive has, today, formally signed off the Local Plan.
The Local Plan document and key assessments will also be available to view at local libraries together with Parish/Town Council offices and Eastleigh House.”
Mind the Gaps: mixed messages, conflicts and trip hazards within the planning system (Irwin Mitchell)
“As much as I love all things planning law (and I am real geek about my chosen area of practice... you may have noticed), even I have to admit that it is not the easiest of systems at times. In fact, from the outside, it can appear to be a tangle of contradictions, inconsistencies and mixed messages.
In large part, this is down to the fact that planning is not actually a single system, but rather series of separate overlapping ones. The connections between which can be tangential at best. Even a relatively modest planning application may require the applicant to navigate multiple sets of legislation, which all differ from each other in small, but important, ways; as well as local and national policy requirements, which also conflict on some level.
On that basis, it is not surprising that there are a remarkably large number of trip hazards within the planning system as it stands, not least where two sets of legislation overlap - or policy and practice has moved on before the accompanying legal structures have had a chance to catch up!”
Challenging Plans Before They Are Hatched (Simonicity)
“Can you challenge a draft local plan in the High Court before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for examination? When does the ouster in section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 kick in, which prevents development plan documents from being “questioned in any legal proceedings” except by way of an application for leave made before the end of six weeks beginning with the date that the document is adopted by the local planning authority?
These ouster provisions in legislation cause problems. For instance, in my 4 February 2017 blog post Hillingdon JR: Lucky Strike Out?, I reported on a case where the equivalent provision in relation to challenges to national policy statements under the NSIPs regime was relied upon to strike out a challenge to the Government’s announcement of a decision to publish a draft airports NPS.”