Ahead of general election purdah, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles confirmed important secondary legislation which introduces new permitted development rights from 15 April as well as newly consolidated Development Management Procedure Order. Pickles confirmed the Order in a written Commons statement (25 March).
This will simplify and streamline the planning application process for local planning authorities, applicants, and other users of the planning system.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has allowed on appeal a 550-home, mixed-use development on farmland near four Grade II-listed buildings at Ramsgate Kent, in an area without a demonstrable five year supply of deliverable housing land.
The outline application had been turned down by Thanet District Council.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has dismissed an appeal by a developer seeking permission for a 70-home development in Norfolk after agreeing with the inspector who held the recovered appeal that the “less than substantial” harm to the setting of a Grade I-listed building was sufficient to make the proposals unacceptable.
Developer The Fairfield Partnership had appealed after South Norfolk Council failed to determine its proposals for a site at Wymondham within the prescribed time.