Local Plan Promotion
DHA Planning can assist landowners and developers to identify and promote land via the Local Plan review process.
Since the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was introduced most authorities have commissioned evidence to investigate their housing and employment requirements, which, in the majority of cases, has identified a need to increase the levels of homes and jobs beyond those previously planned for.
This evidence will continue to evolve and will be used to inform Local Plan reviews. However, even with he significant environmental constraints that affect boroughs nationwide, most authorities are facing a need to release Greenfield land for development. Consequently, these changes to national policy and the plan making system represent the most significant opportunity to promote land in and around these boroughs for over thirty years.
In light of the above mentioned context, there are a number of ways that DHA can assist landowners and developers to identify and promote land via the Local Plan review process. These include:
- Development appraisals
- Strategic land searches
- Call for sites submissions
- High level masterplanning and sustainability plans
- Representation at Local Plan Examinations
- Formal responses to Local Plan consultations