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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at planning practitioners as a policy critique and will focus on three principle areas affected by the Localism Bill. The podcast will review the current unsettled position with regard to development plans, what proposals are contained in the Bill and an exploration of the impact of the ‘localism agenda’ on the planning system.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the impact of the Secretary of State’s decision to abolish the Regional Spatial Strategy;
  • Be aware of the current reception of the Bill by the planning profession;
  • Understand what the Cala Homes litigation was about and its impact;
  • Understand the status of the old development plans once RSS is abolished;
  • Know the extent of local planning authorities’ duty to co-operate with one another on planning issues under the Bill;
  • Understand the potential for institutionalised NIMBY-ism;
  • Know the new duties of local planning authorities and the powers of the Secretary of State in the new regime and what tensions exist;
  • Be aware of the new powers for LPA on the withdrawal of a development plan;
  • Understand how the ‘transparency agenda’ will apply to monitoring reports;
  • Have a view on the likelihood of the legislation being implemented.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • R (Cala Homes (South) Ltd) v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government [2010] EWHC 2866 (Admin);
  • R (Cala Homes (South) Ltd) (No 2) v Secretary Of State for Communities and Local Government [2011] EWHC 97 (Admin).

This podcast with specialist planning barrister Sasha White is about the impact of the controversial Localism Bill on development planning. It will critique the significant points of difference between the old regime and new and the potential pitfalls that exist in the current proposals both for policy makers and developers.

Podcast added: 10/05/11

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