Operation of the National Planning Policy Framework - UK Parliament
... and the Planning Minister chose the moment to be very critical of local authorities who haven't completed their Local Plans:
Futures Forum: The NPPF Report: "The simple way for councils to send speculative developers packing is to have an up-to-date local plan - 80% of councils now have a published local plan and slow-coach councils should be held to account by local voters for dragging their feet."
Meanwhile, local communities appear to be under threat.
This is comment on Cllr Claire Wright's blog from yesterday - from current and former councillors:
Hugo visits Clyst St George and Ebford, which are under huge pressure from development - Claire Wright
The East Devon Watch blog has brought attention to an analysis of the Parliamentary report:
Communities need more protection against unsustainable development | East Devon Watch
National Planning Policy – “Communities need greater protection against unsustainable development,” says CLG Committee
9th January 2015
CLG Committee makes 29 recommendations for improving NPPF, including setting up a remediation fund to boost development of brownfield landNational Planning Policy – “Communities need greater protection against unsustainable development,” says CLG Committee | Environment Specialists