Death by regulation: the Housing and Planning Bill

Red Brick

I loved the comment of blogger Colin Wiles that the new Housing and Planning Bill is a ‘Bill of Wrongs’ ‘stuffed full of omissions’. I can’t recall a Bill where so much of the detail is to follow in ‘regulations’ to be made by the Secretary of State. The much-reduced department of communities and local government will have its work cut out to produce the mass of regulation and guidance which the Bill, if passed, requires.

It is an extraordinary Bill, a list of Tory obsessions and prejudices. Below is a quick run through of its key provisions. My apologies if I have missed something significant, especially in the Planning Parts with which I am less familiar. For any of you that like to read the real thing, the whole Bill can be found here  and the slightly more helpful DCLG explanatory notes can be found here, ‘explaining’ each…

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About nickygavron

Former Deputy Mayor for London, London Assembly Member, Chair of Planning Committee, and Labour Spokesperson for Planning
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