Making development easier for Universities
The Localism Act 2011 has put in place a new 'neighbourhood approach' to planning – Universities may be able to make use of this to shape their estates development:
- Certain types of development may no longer need planning permission
- Potentially greater certainty in the planning process – important for investors and development partners
- Universities can drive planning policy specific to their estates – rather than being just a consultee
For the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the new planning regime download the full PDF.