Plan Making Reforms

On 25th July 2023 the Government published a consultation on proposals to make local plans (and minerals and waste plans) simpler, faster to prepare, and more accessible. The Levelling up and Regeneration Bill sets out changes to the legislation that governs how plans are produced and through this consultation Government are asking for views on certain proposals to implement these changes. The consultation closed on 18th October 2023.

Supplementary Plans (SPs) - further informal consultation November 2023

With our colleagues form DLUHC we ran 5 events in September (see slides below) on the Implementation of Planning Reforms linked to the LURB, which is now of course the Act (LURA). We asked delegates which of the topics covered they would like PAS to run a separate event on and SPs came up very strongly. Here are the slides from the events held on 21 and 23 November. We may be publishing a Q & A in due course.


September 2023 Event Series - Plan Making Reforms Consultation On 3rd August 2023 PAS held a Webinar with officials from DLUHC to learn more about the consultation on implementing planning reforms. This was an information giving session providing an overview of the consultation and some Q & A. A recording of the webinar and the presentation materials from the event series are available below. PAS also held a series of in person events throughout September to help LPAs prepare their responses to the consultation.




Plan Making Reforms Implementation Consultation Webinar 3rd August 2023:


DLUHC Presentation - Plan Making Reforms Implementation Consultation Webinar 3rd August 2023:


Plan Making Reforms Implementation Consultation - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):