Localism proposals 'raise interesting questions'
Edited by Tom Bardsley.
Government proposals to give local authorities more power over residential property
planning and other developments will require some thought as to how they will work in practice.
This is the opinion of Liz Peace, chief executive of the British Property Federation (BPF), who said her organisation backs the measures in principle, but is curious about the finer details.
The plans aim to empower nearby residents and give communities a say in how growth in their area is achieved.
Ms. Peace said it will be "interesting" to see how urban locations are accounted for under the changes, particularly those that do not have parish councils.
Neighbourhood Forums - where people are offered the chance to voice their views on projects in their region - also need clarifying in terms of minimum and maximum size, the expert added.
Earlier this week, she praised the potential for a locally driven planning system, claiming it could unlock a number of initiatives and boost economic growth.