While for many, 22-23 July was notable for the outcome of the Conservative leadership election and the elevation of Boris Johnson to Prime Minister, for those of us in planning our eyes were drawn away from the rolling news by several publications by MCHLG which provided much needed guidance on a range of issues within the NPPF. Most notable of these, perhaps, was the guidance regarding the green belt.

Amanda Brodie appears in The Planner arguing that new guidance on green belt approvals could speed development in some ways, slow it in others. Meanwhile, a hardening of proof required to show deliverability is unlikely to have the desired effect.

Legal landscape: New green belt guidance – short but sweet? is available to read on The Planner website. 

Amanda is an associate in the real estate team advising on all aspects of planning.