The Localism Act 2011 and draft National Planning Policy Framework

Posted by : Joanna Gliddon | Date posted : 07/02/2012

We reported on the Localism Bill (as it then was) in our Spring 2011 newsletter.  The Bill received Royal Assent on 15 November and became the Localism Act 2011 (the Act).  This article brings you up-to-date on the more significant changes that feature in the final form of the Act as a result of the way the Bill changed as it progressed through Parliament.  Some of the provisions introduced by the Act come into force immediately; the majority will come into force during 2012.

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