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Farewell Regional Plans

Originally outlined in the Coalition Programme for Government in May 2010 the death of regional plans (Regional Spatial Strategies) has been a slow and painful one. Eric Pickles first tried to see off regional plans in a letter to local planning authorities in May 2010. Only to be challenged in the courts by Cala Homes. This legal process finally running out of steam in May 2011. Next up it was found abolition needed separate strategic environmental assessments for each regional plan. Now abolition of all the regional plans is all but complete. With some relief Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles said: “This government is committed to localism and greater local decision-making in planning. The flawed top-down targets of regional planning, … Continue reading

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