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​​​​​​​LGA submission: The New Towns Act 1981- Regulations Consultation - 21 December 2017

The LGA supported the commitment to allow local authorities to create locally-led New Town Development Corporations initially set out in the Housing White Paper, and introduced by the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017.

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Key messages:

  • proposals for a borrowing cap should be removed 
  • flexibility of scale and legislative backing for garden villages 
  • compulsory Purchase Order powers and ease of use 
  • additional legal certainty for quality place-making should be provided  
  • additional policy and capacity support for local authorities.

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LGA submission: The New Towns Act 1981 (Local Authority Oversight) Regulations Consultation  21 December 2017