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New year, new freedoms, new responsibilities

04 January 2012

Andrew Matheson, network coordinator for the Politicians in Planning Association (PIPA) on the Localism Act. First published in the February 2012 edition of the LGIU's Cll'r magazine.

New Year, New Freedoms, New Responsibilities

"The Localism Act and the new bare-bones National Planning Framework will put local planning centre stage for 2012. English Councils and their local communities will have the opportunity to develop and implement a local vision for the future of their area that can emphasise its distinctiveness, its positive intent and, if developed from the bottom up, active..."