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Planning reforms – does the white paper plan for a positive future?

In my last blog, I looked at the new permitted development rules and reactions to the announcement. Since then, the government has released its ‘Planning for the Future’ white paper, laying out proposed reforms of the whole planning system. These proposals are under consultation for 12 weeks, so I thought I’d have a look at …

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Planning reforms – inspired or ill-conceived?

On Tuesday, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced changes to planning laws intended to make it easier to build homes and repurpose commercial property. Controversial new rules will mean full planning applications are not required to demolish and rebuild unused buildings as homes. This means that shops, for example, will be able to be quickly repurposed …

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