Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill

The Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill was published in May 2022 and it is huge. The PAS team have done an initial run-through of the planning parts of it - expect to see some updates to this as our thoughts develop.


The Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill (LURB) is best thought of as the scaffolding for a new planning system. The Bill itself is not easy to read or to understand, so we recommend that you start with the policy paper that summarises the steps that Government is taking to deliver their programme. Our initial thoughts on the Bill follow the same structure as the policy paper. 

A genuinely plan-led system

Delivering Infrastructure

Creating beautiful places and improving environmental outcomes


The Bill is seeking to empower local leaders to regenerate towns and cities so that local pride is restored in places. To do this, it includes a number of practical measures for local authorities to apply, or seeks to speed up and simplify existing measures. 

Market reform

Wider improvements to DM procedures