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POS remains concerned about some parts of the Housing and Planning Act

Date: 20/5/2016

Planning magazine reports that the Housing and Planning Act last week gained Royal Assent after a battle between peers and the government that saw ministers refuse to budge over the legislation's flagship planning provisions.

Anna Rose, Senior Vice President of the Planning Officers Society, said: "The debate hasn't actually changed the parts of the bill we were most concerned about."

POS has stated that :

  • Local authorities will not have the flexibility to decide whether to require Starter Homes on new developments.
  • Sustainable urban drainage and "carbon compliance" requirements will not be reintroduced
  • There will be no right of appeals on planning approvals where permissions conflict with emerging neighbourhood plans

Anna Rose_web.jpg  Anna Rose

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