NEWS

06 Oct 2015

Planning Policy Under the New Government – a briefing

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At a Westminster Briefing event entitled ‘Planning Policy under the new Government’ on 29th September, William Upton outlined the planning reforms currently underway and the direction of the new government’s planning policy.

A copy of the presentation is available available here

Together with Andrew Forth, Policy & Public Affairs Manager, Royal Institute of British Architects, William Upton spoke about the developments in planning policy including:-

– Govt proposals to significantly streamline the length and process of Local Plans
– Tightening the performance regime so that LAs making 50% or fewer of decisions on time are at risk of designation & extending the regime to minor applications
– Requiring local authorities to plan proactively for the delivery of starter homes
– Exempting starter home initiatives from planning levies
– Introducing a dispute resolution mechanism for section 106 agreements
– Govt plans for the National Planning Policy Framework

Further details on the event can be found here