Planning Policy Update

Details of revisions to local planning policies continue to emerge, with the latest movement towards Ministers plans to publish a prospectus shortly, inviting councils and communities to identify opportunities for “locally planned large scale development, which will take advantage of streamlined planning processes, giving communities a stronger say and developers greater certainty”. The details of the ‘streamlined process’ is yet to be determined, which will be received with great interest.

In addition, the Government has reiterated that it wants to encourage action on stalled development by allowing developers to require local authorities to reconsider those S106 agreements agreed in more prosperous market conditions prior to April 2010.

This is great news for developers that currently have onerous conditions, which now look like they will be able to be addressed. At AAH Planning Consultants we would be able to advise on individual cases.

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