This month's planning highlights include: (1) Extension of NPPF consultation period; (2) Direct commissioning of affordable housing sites; (3) Infrastructure and Projects Authority starts work; (4) Consultation on National Infrastructure Commission; (5) Planning (Wales) Act 2015 provisions in force; (6) Processing of planning applications by alternative providers; (7) Processing of planning applications by alternative providers; (8) Housing and Planning Bill passes third reading; (9) Onshore wind generating stations to apply to local planning authority; (10) New marine conservation zones—England; (11) New marine conservation zones—Wales; (12) Planning Inspectorate habitats advice note updated; (13) Welsh Assembly approves new Developments of National Significance regime.
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