NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN LATEST NEWS-PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION
The Government has published a White Paper outlining changes to the Planning System and a consultation on the proposals is now running until the end of October 2020.The Government aims to simplify the Planning System in order to stimulate house building.
Under the Government’s proposals, Local Plans would identify three categories of land:
1. Areas earmarked for “Growth” which would be considered suitable for substantial development and where outline approval would be automatically granted
2. Areas earmarked for “Renewal” suitable for some development, such as “gentle densification”
3. Areas considered to be “Protected” in which development is restricted.