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Policy & Legislation Updates

Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill

The government has introduced the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill to Parliament, with the bill including many changes to the planning system, including around developer contributions, environmental assessment and enforcement.

Town Centre Action Plan Review - Joint response from Scottish Government and COSLA

In response to 2021's review of the Town Centre Action Plan, a joint report by the Scottish Government and COSLA outlines actions to better embed a "Town Centre First" approach to meet the needs of communities and tackle climate change.

British energy security strategy

The government has promised to speed up determination times for offshore wind projects, to change planning rules to boost solar energy and to review "planning barriers" for household energy developments as part of its newly published energy security strategy.

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