The Growth and Infrastructure Bill received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013 and as a result introduces new legislative procedures into the planning industry. While the Act contains new laws on a variety of development related topics (e.g. village green applications, review of mineral permissions etc..). this brief file note summaries some of the ...

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  • Is the end of the World nigh for Regional Spatial Strategies?

    After the Easter recess the Right Honourable Eric Pickles will lay an order before Parliament to formally revoke the West Midlands, South West and North West Regional Strategies; citing that “flawed top-down targets of regional planning ... will hang over communities no more".  As a little side-point Regional Planning Guidance, the precursor to Regional Spatial ...

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  • Changes to the planning system 2013

    With the start of the new year and David Cameron and Nick Clegg publishing their half-term coalition Government report, it seems an opportune moment to examine what proposed changes and emerging legislation is likely to shape the planning and development industry during the remainder of the “Ronseal” Coalition. Four key bills are currently going through the ...

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