Joanna Averley, the Chief Planner in DLUHC, has published her May 2023 newsletter to borough leaders and planning officers. It covers a Responsible Actors Scheme for the purpose of securing and improving the safety and standard of buildings. She wrote “The Environmental Outcomes Reports (EOR) and Infrastructure Levy consultations are still live and I encourage you all to respond using the links provided. There are also consultations underway on short-term lets and high street rental auctions that we hope you’ll engage with. Defra have published the regulations, statutory guidance and consultation response for Local Nature Recovery Strategies and there are new powers to be aware of that address illegal tree-felling in England.

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