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The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

19 March 2012

The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 were published last week.

Rt Hon Greg Clark MP issued a written ministerial statement to accompany the publication.

Richard BlythRichard Blyth (pictured right) Head of Policy at the RTPI said: \"A major worry was that the draft appeared to require only a single \"1991 style\" local plan in each area, notwithstanding work in progress and an area's preferences. This is no longer the case: councils can choose a single plan or a combination as they see fit. The final regulations also confirm that no land can be allocated in a plan without first having been the subject of an examination by a planning inspector. Given the importance afforded to local plans in the draft NPPF, and we would hope, in the final version, this is a critical safeguard. There is also a welcome formal role in strategic planning for Local Enterprise Partnerships, but we also note the resource constraints that they operate under.\"