Whilst the great planning debate hogging the national news has been all about the controversial National Planning Policy Framework, even greater changes are coming with the Localism Act.
This Act will change the balance of power away from regions to local councils and local neighbourhoods. It will bring new challenges and opportunities for local communities and their elected councils. It will also have significant implications for developers, land owners and businesses.
Over the next few days we will be exploring in greater detail what we think some of the new changes will mean for local Councils, neighbourhoods, such as parishes, and landowners, developers and business.
Because anybody affected by, or with an interest in planning, has not got long to get grips with Localism and things such as – neighbourhood planning, community right to build, the duty on councils to co-operate, new enforcement laws, and requirements on consultation. – because government intends to have them in place within six months.
So, if you need to know more about these issues, or any other aspect of Localism and planning this is the place to start.
And if you need advice now call us now on 01282 872570 we will be happy to discuss the issues Localism is raising for you. Or send us an email.
And if you are a local parish or town council and need to know more about neighbourhood planning why not try one of our training sessions.
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