Localism Act 2011
The Government’s plans to give local communities more say about planning and development passed into law when the Localism Act received Royal Assent on 15th November 2011.
The Localism Act represents the first stage of the Government’s sweeping reforms to the planning regime in England and Wales.
The Act introduces a number of new approaches for local communities, such as the new right for communities to draw up a neighbourhood plan. It also introduces a new requirement for developers to consult local communities before submitting planning applications for certain developments.
So what is in the new Act, and how does it impact upon you? Find out more from the Plain English Guide to the Localism Act published by the Department of Communities and Local Government.
Find out more about the all important changes to planning HERE.
Find out more about the key points from the rest of the Act HERE.