The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 is intended to strengthen neighbourhood planning by ensuring that planning decision- makers take account of well-advanced neighbourhood development plans and by giving these plans full legal effect at an earlier stage.
It introduces a process for modifying neighbourhood development orders and plans that the Government intends to be more proportionate. Measures in the Act require all local authorities in England to identify the strategic priorities for development in their areas in an up-to-date plan.
This publication aims to provide readers with an introduction to the Act and summarises the main issues on which the LGA campaigned.
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