East of England Regional Plan
The East of England Plan was published in 2008 as the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) for the East of England Region. It was prepared by the East of England Regional Assembly (EERA).
Revocation of the East of England Plan
On 3rd January 2013, an Order was laid before Parliament that formally revoked the East of England Plan.
This was the first regional plan to be revoked in the country.
The Plan was subject to a strategic environmental assessment to assess the likely significant effects of revoking it.
Localism Act 2011
The Localism Act which received Royal Assent on 15th November 2011 provides for the abolition of Regional Strategies.
Legal Challenge to RSS Revocation
A house builder successfully challenged the Secretary of State's revocation of regional strategies. Read the full judgement (Nov 2010) [1Mb].
On 6th July 2010 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced the revocation of regional strategies. View the letter from the Secretary of State to Chief Planning Officers including some Frequently Asked Questions.
RSS Review 2010
View the Draft RSS Review [1Mb] of the East of England Plan which was being undertaken to extend the provisions of the RSS to 2031.
East of England Plan 2008
The RSS formed part of the statutory Development Plan for East Herts district and is available to view and download below:
View the archived East of England's East of England Regional Planning pages.
Find out more about the Gypsy and Traveller planning process in East Herts including background information and Frequently Asked Questions.
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