The Government has announced that its planning policy paper, which will set ‘out its plan for comprehensive reforms of England’s planning system to better support the economy and release more land for housing in areas that need it most’, will be published later this month. Further information about the announcement is available by clicking here.
The Prime Minister has stated that the Government plans to “bring forward the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War”. Under what Mr Johnson MP dubbed “project speed,” planning laws would also be streamlined to encourage building. Further details are expected in the Planning White Paper, which is expected to
The new toolkit proposed in the Bus Services (Wales) Bill offers councils in Wales new powers to run their own bus services. The proposed Bill will also introduce powers for councils to work in partnership agreements with operators which would allow them, for example, to carry out enforcement of bus lanes. Introduction of these powers