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Planning regulations questioned

Restrictive planning regulations that limit permission for new homes to local people may be unconstitutional, according to a new Law Society report.

12th March, 2005

Restrictive planning regulations that limit permission for new homes to local people may be unconstitutional, according to a new Law Society report.

The report by the Law Society's law reform committee said that bloodline conditions, which discriminate in favour of local residents and their relatives, are also likely to breach the European Convention on Human Rights, EU law and domestic equality law.

Other restrictions, including returning emigrant conditions, local residency stipulations or local employment conditions,...

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