SEPTEMBER 2020 RSN DRAFT RESPONSE SERVICE:
This edition includes a suggested RSN draft response in relation to the Changes to the Current Planning System. If you wish to view this draft response please click here
Government states that: “This consultation sets out proposals for measures to improve the effectiveness of the current planning system. The 4 main proposals are:
This consultation closes on 1 October 2020.
Government states that: “The Planning for the future consultation proposes reforms of the planning system to streamline and modernise the planning process, bring a new focus to design and sustainability, improve the system of developer contributions to infrastructure, and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.”
This consultation closes on 29 October 2020.
Government are seeking views on a revised draft Waste Management Plan for England (the Plan). Under the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 the Government is required to review the Plan every 6 years. The content of the Plan is determined by the requirements of Schedule 1 to the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011. The Plan provides an analysis of the current waste management situation in England. It is primarily about the quantity of waste there is in England and how that waste is managed. The Plan sets out a summary of current policies, not new policies or announcements. It reflects the policies included in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, published in 2018.
This consultation closes on 15 October 2020.
Government is seeking views across a wide range of topics on trees and forestry to help inform the development of an England tree strategy. They want to know your views on how government can:
They will use these views to develop the England tree strategy. The strategy will provide a basis to support work on:
This consultation closes on 11 September 2020.
This consultation is seeking views on proposed changes to The Highway Code to improve safety for vulnerable road users, particularly the groups of:
The main alterations to the code being proposed are:
This consultation closes on 27 October 2020.
Prepared by Andy Dean, Assistant Director at the Rural Services Network
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