Friday, 28 October 2016

Housing Minister Says He 'Won’t Hesitate To Take Action' Over Planning

New powers allowing the government to force local authorities and county councils to work together and develop local plans is one of three new amendments that have been introduced to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. The other two amendments confirm that there would be a statutory duty to have a local plan in place and would enable the government to digitise local plans to make them easier for the public to access. Housing minister Gavin Barwell said the amendments were an attempt to take the “confrontation” out of the planning system. Read more on the Construction News website.

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