16th October, 2020
The planning system has seen many changes over the past decade at the national, regional and local levels. We now see further sweeping changes to Use Classes and Permitted Development rights. They are the most significant reforms yet and they aim to save the high street and boost housing delivery by making development simpler and faster.
Quod has taken the time to consider the details and implications to give you the facts and our key insights on matters including:
• The opportunities presented by the legislative changes.
• Areas where particular attention is recommended to avoid unintended consequences.
• How local planning authorities may seek to regain more control over uses, and how to construct your application to influence that.
• The implications for CIL.
You may have seen the indication of more dramatic reforms to the planning system announced in the press at the weekend. Once the details of these are released, and we have greater clarity on what is proposed we will provide further thoughts.
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