The Neighbourhood Planning (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015
The Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2015
9 February 2015
England - planning
The Neighbourhood Planning (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 amend the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012. The amendment prescribes a date by which Local Planning Authorities must determine applications for the designation of neighbourhood areas. Timescales set depend on the Parish and Local Planning Authority status of the area concerned.
The list of required documents to be submitted alongside a neighbourhood plan proposal is extended. Applications must be accompanied by an environmental report is also provided (meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004) or a statement justifying why an environmental assessment is not necessary.
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