The Queen’s Speech

Yesterday, it was the final Queen’s Speech before the next general election. Whilst people enjoy the pageantry and tradition, the Queen’s speech is particularly important for us because it sets out the Government’s agenda for the next twelve months.

The Queen’s Speech contained a range of bills which will directly affect our residents, and in turn us as an organisation.

One that caught my attention was that Parliament is to consider a bill on Infrastructure which could see planning guidance become planning law. This will affect our ability to determine applications as well as our districts to lead development. It will be crucial that we work with Government on this to reflect the views and opinions of people in Staffordshire.

If you didn’t catch the speech yesterday, there’s a good summary on the BBC  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27683240 . It’s worth a watch to see how it might impact your area of work and you personally.

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