Local authorities and other Government bodies constantly review their policy framework. This means that site allocations can change and the policy framework alter over time. Depending on the nature of these alterations, this could have major implications on development sites. Changes could restrict the chances of achieving planning consent for a site, and conversely, could vastly improve chances also.

It is therefore essential that you are aware of such changes and the potential implications for any sites that you may hold, or areas where you are often undertaking applications.

A1 Planning can assist in these matters by:

• Monitoring of emerging policies/documents
• Submitting representations on emerging policy documents
• Appearing at Examination in Public’s for emerging LDF documents