How the latest government proposals for a more 'zonal' local plan system would actually change the status quo

Government proposals to allow sites allocated by local plans in so-called 'growth' areas to achieve automatic outline consent should speed up delivery timescales, say practitioners, but could also mean more upfront work and costs for developers and councils compared to the current process.

by David Blackman
Housing allocations: new development in rural area (Pic: Getty)
Housing allocations: new development in rural area (Pic: Getty)

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