Barnet plan ruled sound

LB Barnet’s local plan has been ruled sound┬áby a planning inspector.

It is the second such plan to be ruled sound since the publication of the government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)and the first in London.

The inspector said the core strategy and development management policy document were sound, subject to changing the wording on presumption in favour of sustainable development to the Planning Inspectorate’s “model policy”.

The council will also be required to review policy on Brent Cross Cricklewood after 2014 if required CPOs have not been made by then. This means the acceptance of the council’s five year target of 21,720 new homes.

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