People with jobs in town planning
have called for stricter enforcement regulations on the upcoming localism bill.
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has urged the House of Lords to strengthen particular aspects of the bill in a bid to increase its validity.
Joining forces with the National Association for Planning Enforcement, the RTPI has put forward an additional clause to replace ineffective existing regulations.
Notification of initiation of development, which was proposed in a parliamentary briefing, states that plans should be carried out as approved in previous meetings.
Chief executive of the RTPI Trudi Elliott claimed there are more efficient "ways to shorten the time it takes to remove unauthorised development".
"Guidance is much-needed in respect of time limits for enforcing concealed breaches of planning control."
The RTPI is set to host the event Discussing Infrastructure Delivery in London on June 2nd at South Bank University.
Attendees will be given the chance to listen to a number of guest speakers at the meeting, which is free for individuals with jobs in town planning.
Posted by Marc Casey