The implications of relaxed planning rules in prospective freeports

Newly selected freeport areas could be used by local authorities and Whitehall to test “unique” planning freedoms, suggest commentators, but they highlight several key challenges for councils in making effective use of the proposed relaxation of planning rules.

by Ellie Kahn
Cranes at the London Gateway port in Essex (Pic: Getty)
Cranes at the London Gateway port in Essex (Pic: Getty)

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