Joanna Averley, the DLUHC Chief Planner has published a March 2023 newsletter to borough planning officers. It covers a consultation to 25th April 2023 on ‘Stronger Performance of Local Planning Authorities supported through an increase in Planning Fees’.  That is descibed by FirstPlan here.
The newsletter includes information on a Competition and Market Authority study on house building with a report scheduled for February 2024, a reminder for LPAs to engage with their local water companies on the forthcoming 2024 Water Resources Management Plans, the launch of a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Action Plan, technical guidance from Defra on new environmental targets for fine particulate matter and a link to the new Natural Capital Guide for the Development Sector launched by the Environment Agency.

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