April 2015 Archive

Infrastructure Act introduces ‘Deemed Discharge of Planning Conditions’

One of the last legislative acts of the coalition government was to pass the Infrastructure Act which, among other things, introduces further liberalisation of the planning laws by speeding up the process of approving planning conditions (or deemed discharge). According to the Office for National Statistics, Britain is building only half the number of houses it needs to keep up with population growth – a situation which has not improved much since the 1970s. The planning regime stands accused of being one of the main barriers to increased levels of development and one of the reasons for this is the slow approval of applications to discharge planning conditions.

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