A series of new amendments to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, which is currently at committee stage, have been tabled by the planning minister Gavin Barwell.
One new clause would allow the secretary of state to give a direction requiring two or more local planning authorities to prepare a joint development plan document.
Another new clause would enable the secretary of state to invite a county council to prepare or revise a development plan document in a case where the secretary of state thinks that a district council in the county council’s area is failing to prepare, revise or adopt such a document.
Two more clauses would:
- enable the secretary of state to set data standards for local development schemes and documents, requiring these documents or the data they contain to comply with specified technical specifications.
- enable regulations to require a local planning authority to review local development documents at prescribed times
Date: 18/10/2016 Date of publication
Author: House of Commons
This item updates DCP section 4.201