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Course Aims:

Neighbourhood planning is a key element in the Government’s new planning world. This two-part podcast series aims to give listeners an understanding of the neighbourhood planning package provided for in the Localism Act. It will consider where neighbourhood planning has come from, setting out some of the background of the Localism Act before considering the neighbourhood planning provisions in detail. It will also take an in depth look at Neighbourhood Development Orders and Neighbourhood Development Plans and the implications of both.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the origins and objective of the changes to the planning system proposed through the Act;
  • Understand what the Big Society means for planning;
  • Understand how neighbourhood planning is provided for in the Localism Act;
  • Be aware of the costs and financial provisions included in the Act;
  • Know what an NDO is;
  • Know who can promote an NDO;
  • Know what the procedure is for the making of an NDO;
  • Understand when an NDO may be revoked or modified;
  • Be aware of the scope for legal challenge;
  • Know what an NDP is;
  • Know who can initiate an NDP;
  • Know what the procedure is for the preparation of an NDP;
  • Be aware of other provisions that apply in relation to NDOs;
  • Have an understanding of the implications of NDOs and NDPs.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Coalition’s White Paper, Local Growth: realising every place’s potential (October 2010);
  • Conservative Party’s Green Paper, Open Source Planning (February 2010);
  • The Localism Act 2011;
  • The Skeffington Report;
  • Town Country Planning Act 1990.

In this two-part podcast series Stephen Morgan from Landmark Chambers discusses the neighbourhood planning provisions of the Localism Act 2011 – a key element of the localism and decentralisation agenda.

Date added: 24th January 2012

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