Growth & Infrastructure Act Receives Royal Assent

posted 26.04.2013

Legislation which is designed to reduce the amount of planning laws and help to kick-start infrastructure construction received Royal Assent yesterday.

The Growth & Infrastructure Act is intended to reduce the bureaucratic red tape and allow housing developments and infrastructure to get ?shovel ready? at a much faster pace.

Among the Act?s provisions are changes to the planning system. Previously agreed 106 deals can now be renegotiated if previously they made the project unviable. Permitted development right have also altered meaning many small extensions wont need to acquire planning permission. There has also been a reform regarding the green legislation for towns and villages removing the overlapping consent process from the registration system that conflicts with the planning system.

Planning Minister Nick Boles said: ?The Growth & Infrastructure Act is a major landmark for the coalition government. These new laws will reform our economy so it can boost investment, growth and jobs by streamlining a lot of confusing and overlapping red tape that all too often gets in the way of people?s everyday lives.?

Recipro sourced this article from the construction index.


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