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This two-part CPDcast series is aimed at practitioners interested in learning what the Localism Bill means for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, Enforcement and Community Infrastructure Levy. Part 1 will consider the changes to the regime for authorising Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, the relevant provisions of the Localism Bill and the changes they introduce, and those aspects that remain unchanged. It will also start to look at the Enforcement regime and the anticipated changes. Part 2 will continue to discuss the Enforcement regime and what the new provisions will mean for enforcement procedure and discuss some of the issues arising as a result of these changes. Finally it will consider Community Infrastructure Levy.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what changes the Localism Bill makes to the regime for NSIPs;
  • Be aware of the relevant provisions of the Bill;
  • Know which aspects remain essentially unchanged;
  • Be familiar with the relevant policy publications;
  • Understand the rationale for the main changes regarding the work plan;
  • Understand what the abolition of the IPC means for Planning;
  • Know who will be responsible for decisions on national and strategic infrastructure;
  • Be aware of the changes to National Policy Statements (NPS);
  • Know what the timetable is for NPS production;
  • Be familiar with other changes to the Planning Act 2008 that are relevant;
  • Have started to consider the context for changes to the Enforcement regime;
  • Know what clause 103(2) means for retrospective planning applications.
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Localism Bill;
  • Planning Act 2008;
  • s 36 Electricity Act 1989;
  • Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and another v Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council [2011] UKSC 15;
  • Fidler v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council [2010] EWHC 143 (Admin).

In this two-part CPDcast series Neil Cameron QC from Landmark Chambers discusses the impact of the Localism Bill on Infrastructure Planning, changes to the Enforcement regime and Community Infrastructure Levy.

Podcast added: 27/05/11

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