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Eight councils face presumption in favour of sustainable development

Words: Laura Edgar
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The government has published the 2019 results of the Housing Delivery Test, which show that eight local authorities failed to deliver more than 45 per cent of their housing target.

This means these local authorities face a presumption in favour of sustainable development (see box). The 2018 results, the first year of the test, didn’t see any council facing this situation.When the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was revised in 2018, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) laid down that local authorities must deliver 95 per cent of........
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