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Planning and licensing - The Raynsford Review of Planning

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Planning and licensing - The Raynsford Review of Planning 16th May 2018

A comprehensive review of UK planning rules has also commented on the interaction between licensing and planning.

A new review of the planning system by former housing minister Nick Raynsford has challenged current planning regime saying it is unfit for purpose. Whilst the report acknowledges that its primary focus was not public entertainment licensing, it did comment on the interaction between the current planning regime and licensing.

Mr Raynsford stated in the report that there is a “…confused relationship between town planning and both building regulations and licensing, where an effective boundary between these related regimes has never been agreed.” The report does however not go into any details about any possible solutions to the difficulties that exist between the two regulatory regimes.

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