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Confusion over implications of six-month holding direction on Birmingham local plan

Date: 2/12/2016

Planning magazine reports that the six-month holding direction on Birmingham's local plan has delayed planning and development proposals in the city region.

Craig Jordan, the Planning Officers Society's West Midlands convenor and head of economic growth at Lichfield District Council, said: "For adjacent local authorities, communities and the development industry, it has meant a period of uncertainty and confusion as regards understanding what the future spatial plans are for the city and its environs."

Jordan also believesd other councils would not be deterred in reviewing their green belt, adding "the NPPF makes it clear that there has to be strong justification for proposing the removal of green belt land to facilitate development. nothing has changed as a consequence of the intervention in this respect."

 

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