As published in Planning Resource on 12 May 2022.


On Wednesday last week, the Government unveiled a host of far-reaching changes to the planning system in its new Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

Jason Lowes, Town Planning Partner shares his reaction “The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill has taken on the mantle of planning reform, and it appears that only the more detailed and less politically controversial elements of the now dead Planning White Paper have survived. Amid a backbench backlash, the more radical ideas such as zoning were clearly deemed just too difficult.”

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