How councils are avoiding updating their five-year-old plans

A Surrey council's announcement that, following a review of its five-year-old local plan, it had decided that none of the policies needed updating has prompted concerns in the development sector about a potential 'loophole' in national policy and guidance.

by Joey Gardiner
Reigate and Banstead Council town hall
Reigate and Banstead Council town hall

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