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Localism Act 2011

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Localism Act 2011

As enacted November 2011


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The Localism Act 2011 (the Act (2011)) introduces;

  • new freedoms and flexibilities for local government
  • new rights and powers for communities and individuals
  • reform to make the planning system more democratic and more effective
  • reform to ensure that decisions about housing are taken locally

Different parts of the Act (2011) will come into force at different times, as the Government needs to set out further details on some aspects.

A copy of the Localism Act (as enacted) is provided for information and can be downloaded from the document downloads area of this page. Further information on the 2011 Act and amendment(s) to it are provided on the National Archives website, a link if provided under the useful website area on this page.