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Brexit - What next for planning?

Following the UK's vote to leave the EU on 23 June, we have been considering the possible implications for planning law and practice.

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28 June 2016

Brexit – what next for Planning?

Following the UK's vote to leave the EU on 23 June, we have been considering the possible implications for planning law and practice.

The structure of town & country planning is largely a UK domestic matter except in relation to EU environmental protection legislation.  While we believe that the UK might decide to reduce environmental protection in certain areas, we also expect that the leave vote will affect planning more broadly in a variety of ways.  A number of these may be for the benefit of the real estate development industry. This briefing sets out our top ten predictions for potential impacts of the vote on planning, both immediate and in the longer term.

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