Development Corporation Reform: Technical consultation

This consultation seeks views on the effectiveness of the legislation governing development corporations.

The consultation invites ideas on whether and how legislative reforms might ensure that, in future, where it is appropriate for a development corporation to be used, a fit-for-purpose models exits. The scope of the consulation covers ways to ensure development corporations have up-to-date powers they need to deliver. These proposals relate to England only.

As development corporation legislation was designed at different times in response to different circumstances the corporations have varying powers and remits. The purpose of this consultation is stated as seeking views on whether this varied legal framework inhibits the operation of development corporations, and to invite ideas on how the legal framework might be reformed. Views are sought on whether, and how, legislative reforms might ensure that, where it is appropriate for a development corporation to be used, a fit-for-purpose model exists.

The consultation document covers three main areas of potential change:
- involving the private sector
- use of development corporations by local areas
- comparable powers for development corporations.

Author: MHCLG

Date: October 2019 Date of publication

This item updates DCP section 3.6


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