- Planning negotiations—speeding up the resolution of section 106 disputes
- What will be the procedure for the negotiations?
- How might the procedure benefit developers and local planning authorities?
- Are there any potential disadvantages, eg funding implications?
- What are the next steps for the Bill?
- What are the implications for lawyers and their clients? What should they do next?
Planning analysis: As the Housing and Planning Bill 2015–16 progresses through Parliament, Dan Murphy, planning lawyer at Shoosmiths and former town planner, considers the introduction of a new dispute resolution mechanism, aimed at speeding up stalled section 106 negotiations.
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