It's coming up to two years since the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was introduced. Now that the proverbial dust has settled on this much-welcomed guidance and a number of appeal decisions are in, we thought it'd be a great time to review how effective its sequential test in retail planning has been thus far.
Planning Resource recently published an article highlighting the fact that developers are not engaging with the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) process; neither responding to draft Charging Schedule consultations, nor appearing in person at hearings. Given that it's the developers that will be stumping up the bill at the end of the day, this seems alarming. After all, housebuilders, retail and commercial developers alike play a significant role in shaping Local Development Plans, so why the lack of involvement in the CIL process?
Heald Green-based planning and development consultancy, NJL Consulting, have today announced the promotion of four of their team.