The latest from PAS
Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) are required to have an up to date local plan in place by the end of 2023 or face government sanction/intervention. The planning system is in the middle of substantial change and PAS has created a "Gateway Review" - to help LPAs weigh up the best options for getting their local plan 'to the line'.
In December 2020 councils have to report for the first time on Section 106 contributions, and for those that charge the Community Infrastructure Levy the reporting requirements have changed slightly too. We have put together a guide and even a video to help you understand what you must report and what you should report.
For what felt like a long time through Autumn 2020 we ran a series of roadshows, workshops and interviews on various aspects of the planning white paper. Some of them were very busy, and you may not have been able to get a place. We are sharing the final versions of the presentations we and colleagues used in the sessions - they are useful as a reminder and to help you brief colleagues. As usual we tweaked and improved the presentations as we went, so they may not be a precise match for the slides you remember.
Visit our COVID-19 and planning page. It includes an FAQ, links to all of the Government’s latest updates, guides, regulations and Statutory Instruments as well as PAS guidance and protocols for running virtual planning committees. In the works is something on using new digital approaches to consultation and public engagement more broadly.
In May 2018 PAS worked with a group of practitioners and partners to make a guide to managing data in LPAs. It has been published as an interim while we work on a more complete guide. Unfortunately the guide has been delayed until later in 2020 while some details are sorted out.
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