We've begun talking to councils to
assess the impact of the amended Use
Class Order (made 20 July, in force 1st Sept). There are broadly
1) Those actively considering the impact on Policy
issues (e.g. Allocations for types of Use, Town Centre Policy
predicated on uses, Town Vs Out of Town policy) and Development
Management issues (transitional issues, withdrawn applications, income
down / work up).
2) Those waiting to consider the impact - until the
government makes its policy announcement to consider everything together.
What camp are you in? How do you think it is going to affect:
Plan making? Development management? CIL ? Appeals? What else?!
Thoughts here please...
PS (Thanks Rachel Almond for your post - we've created a new category).
Personal view? The changes are so sweeping with the clear potential
for massive social, economic and environmental impacts that they
should have been subject to SEA and EqIA, and they're probably
unlawful as a consequence....
Given the changes affecting retail in particular, are LPAs continuing
to charge CIL on the basis of development proposals still being for
'retail', or are they waiting to amend charging schedules to align use
classes accordingly? If the latter, there could be a potentially big
chunk of income lost - for us that would be to the tune of £100/sqm