Getting your head round the The Localism Act

The much talked about Localism Act received Royal assent on 15 November.  The Act provides the potential for a cultural shift in the way planning decisions are taken in England and Wales, but it remains to be seen whether it will meet the Government’s objective to make the planning system clearer, more democratic and more effective.  Much will depend on the details to come through Regulations as the provisions are introduced over the coming months and on the resources available to enable the system to deliver the new requirements.  Here’s a summary of the Act’s provisions.

 

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