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POS Publishes Advice Note on Transition to the Localism Act and the National Planning Policy Framework

Date: 4/5/2012

In recognition of the difficulties many LPAs face in dealing with the new NPPF the Planning Officers Society has prepared an Advice Note. This Note offers information and advice to authorities considering how to respond to the enactment of the Localism Act and the publication of the finalised National Planning Policy Framework.

The advice note focuses on five matters: the new flexibility in relation to the local plan; some implications of the duty to cooperate; how LPAs can update or amend their local plan to make it compliant with the NPPF; retaining national or regional policy which will otherwise be lost and development management decision-making and the NPPF. 

Andrew Wright, General Manager of POS Enterprises, said "examples of case law are invited to assist in the review of this document."  


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