The likely risks and rewards of the proposed zonal plan system

Radical proposed changes to local plans, which would see them zone land into three development categories, is likely to mean more work for under-resourced council planning teams and could limit local authority control, some observers suggest. However, developers should welcome the greater certainty provided by the new system.

by David Blackman
Zone-based planning will have wide ramifications - image: IHielord (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Zone-based planning will have wide ramifications - image: IHielord (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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