The Localism Bill has today received Royal Assent. DCLG says that the Act "will trigger the biggest transfer of power in a generation".
John Silvester, Spokesperson for the Planning Officers Society, said "We will have to wait and see whether neighbourhood planning will become as widespread or as simple and concise as Ministers predict."
The DCLG Plain English Guide to the Localism Act describes the main measures under four headings:
The Society has created for its Members a web based resource on Neighbourhood Planning