The planning system is in a near constant state of flux - owing to precedent set by one case or other. With this in mind, it is more important than ever to obtain specialist advice on how the current legislation, national and local planning policies and material considerations impact on development proposals.
The Localism Bill, was implemented with a plan to abolish 'regional spatial strategies' (containing regional house building targets) and instead to introduce neighbourhood plans together with the Community Right to Build.
In all matters it is worth taking advice on
Whether you are a potential applicant or a hot under the collar objector, it has never been more important to seek professional help in planning matters.
A recent poll by the Royal Town Planning Institute, (the body representing 23,000 planners) reveals that a 79% majority of the public want more say over the development in their communities.
Cath Ranson, President of the RTPI, said:
“With the general election just six months away, all the political parties need to recognise that local people want more, not less say, over the future development of their communities. Our poll also shows they are ahead of politicians in understanding that what makes a place economically successful also involves proper investment in infrastructure and local services, as well as maintaining an attractive area, with green spaces and good local amenities.