Market Insight

Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood planning

Neighbourhood Planning

There is an estimated 300 neighbourhood plans in place and up to 600 in
gestation – an indication that neighbourhood plans are gaining momentum.

In April 2017, the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 became law. The seven sections of the Act that relate to neighbourhood planning are significant and support the Government’s efforts to expand and strengthen the system of neighbourhood plans. It demonstrates that neighbourhood plans are set to grow in importance in the years to come.

Our updated neighbourhood planning guide provides 4 key steps for developers and land promoters to take now – please feel free to share this with any of your clients and contacts who may be affected.

Opening Quote MarkDevelopers need to recognise that neighbourhood development plans are increasing in importance and therefore consideration needs to be given to how to deal with them where they exist. While it doesn’t significantly change the approach to planning, it is important to recognise that adaptations may need to be made to deal with planning at a local level. Closing Quote Mark

Ian Graves

Legal Director

Meet the team

Our thoughts

All the latest views and insights on current topics.

Two new partner promotions for our Birmingham office

20 May

Firm News

Two new partner promotions for our Birmingham office

Tom has been with our employment team for three years and specialises in the […]

Read article Right Arrow

Bitcoins – not to be ignored

20 May

For the individual

Bitcoins – not to be ignored

A huge number of financial transactions are taking place across the world and Bitcoins […]

Read article Right Arrow

Dismissing an employee? You must follow procedure

17 May

Corporate & Commercial

Dismissing an employee? You must follow procedure

Read article Right Arrow

A net-zero 2050 emissions target – what does this mean for electric vehicles?

14 May

Corporate & Commercial

A net-zero 2050 emissions target – what does this mean for electric vehicles?

Read article Right Arrow

A foot on the ladder

14 May

For the individual

A foot on the ladder

Read article Right Arrow

Powers of attorney: Continuing your farm’s legacy

13 May

For the individual

Powers of attorney: Continuing your farm’s legacy

Read article Right Arrow

Corporate team assists Bermele plc with £1 million funding move

10 May

Corporate & Commercial

Corporate team assists Bermele plc with £1 million funding move

Read article Right Arrow

View all articles