The Localism Bill has received Royal Assent to become the Localism Act.
The Act affords greater powers to communities and individuals, where central government had previously acted.
This gives way to a new ‘community focused’ planning regime, where local authorities, local people and organisations have a much larger say in what is developed in their area.
Communities Minister Andrew Stunell said:
"There has been gathering frustration at the way in which local communities and local councils have had their decision making taken away from them. We needed to change that culture: it was long overdue change, and this Act makes a start on achieving it."
Timbertecs are here to help you understand what this will mean for getting your plans passed. With professional consultation and related services, we can guide your projects through the new decentralised regime.
Read the Plain English guide to the Act here