The Queen’s Speech was delivered to both Houses of Parliament on 27 May, outlining the Government’s legislative plans for the parliamentary session ahead. While there was no stand-alone planning bill, the Speech highlights a number of changes with planning implications, impacting on those with responsibility for developments of all shapes and sizes. The changes include further reforms to the planning system intended to boost housing supply and alterations to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure regime to restrict the spread of onshore wind farms. In addition, devolution measures have been unveiled to give more power to England’s cities in relation to housing, transport, and planning.

Walker Morris’ planning and environment team provide a brief overview of several of the Bills proposed…

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