- Further provisions of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 brought into force
- What is the background to the Third Commencement Regulations?
- What are the main provisions brought into force by the Third Commencement Regulations?
- 16 January 2018—development plan documents
- 31 January 2018—neighbourhood planning
- 31 July 2018—advice to neighbourhood planning bodies statements of community involvement
Planning analysis: The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 (NPA 2017) (the Act) received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, introducing changes to existing planning and compulsory purchase provisions. The NPA 2017 (Commencement No 3) Regulations 2018, SI 2018/38 (the Third Commencement Regulations), made on 15 January 2018, bring into force a number of further provisions, with effect from 16 January 2018, 31 January 2018 and 31 July 2018. This includes provisions allowing the Secretary of State to direct two or more local planning authorities (LPAs) to prepare joint development plan document, and requiring LPAs to notify neighbourhood planning bodies of certain planning applications.
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