The UK Government’s flagship Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill is continuing its journey through parliament. A new LI policy briefing paper examines the implications of the Bill for the landscape sector
In February 2022, the UK Government published its Levelling Up white paper. Covering an enormous breadth of policy areas, the ambitious document sets out the government’s strategy to reduce regional inequalities across the UK.
The Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, first introduced to Parliament on 11 May 2022, is the primary legislative mechanism that will make the white paper’s ambitions a reality.
Despite the turmoil in government earlier this month, which saw a flurry of ministerial resignations (including, eventually, the prime minister himself), Levelling Up remains a flagship government policy. The Bill is still progressing through parliament and will resume its journey when the parliamentary recess ends on 5 September 2022.
The Landscape Institute (LI) has prepared this policy briefing to summarise the key elements of the Bill that are of relevance to landscape practitioners and the wider built and natural environment sectors.