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Policy & Legislation Updates

Environment Bill

DEFRA has published the Environment Bill which includes a proposal that developers must deliver 10 per cent net biodiversity gain through their schemes.

Delivery of Housing through the Planning System- Welsh Government consultation

The Welsh Government is consulting on changes to Planning Policy Wales in response to a 'Call for Evidence' which formed the first part of the review of housing delivery through the planning system. The consultation also covers consequential changes to procedural advice currently set out in Technical Advice Note 1, Joint Housing Land Availability Studies (TAN 1), and in the Development Plans Manual.

Gypsy and Traveller sites: the revised planning definition's impact on assessing accommodation needs

A report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission assesses the impact of the revised definition of "Gypsies" and "Travellers" in the Planning Policy for Traveller Sites 2015.

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