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Policy & Legislation Updates

Business and Planning Bill

The Business and Planning Bill, which includes a series of proposed planning changes, has been presented to the House of Commons.

Changes to planning and related application fees - summary of Welsh Government response

The ‘Changes to planning and related application fees’ consultation document was launched on 16 December 2019 and was open for responses until 13 March 2020. This document details a summary of responses to the consultation, the Welsh Government’s response and the next steps.

Land for housing and development - Scottish Land Commission paper

A Scottish Land Commission paper about land for housing argues that land must be used more effectively to benefit everyone who lives in Scotland. Three further reports: examine the relationship between residential development land prices and house prices; investigate land banking; and consider the benefits of getting communities involved earlier in decision making on plans.

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