Regional Spatial Strategies

    June 2010

    Since our last review in April, the coalition Government has already started the process of overhauling the regional planning regime. Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has written to every local planning authority to emphasise the coalition Government's intent to abolish Regional Spatial Strategies (RSS) and implement a structure based on localism. In the letter Pickles states that "decisions on housing supply (including the provision of traveller's sites) will rest with local planning authorities without the framework of regional numbers and plans."