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Industry reacts to Queen’s Speech

Words: Laura Edgar
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The promised planning bill has received a mixed reception from built environment professionals, with some concerned that communities won’t have a voice, while others welcomed a ‘more efficient’ planning system.

The Queen said the government wants to bring forward the bill to make sure more homes can be built and more people can own their own home – and to enhance the rights of renters.According to background briefing notes, the purpose of the bill is to “create a simpler, faster and more modern planning system to replace the current one that dates back to 1947”.The main elements of the bill will........
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