chapter  14
Principles of the Law of Town and Country Planning
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The modern system of planning control, that is to say control of land use and development, originated in the Town and Country Planning Act 1947. As is well known, there were several earlier planning statutes, but the system of control which they introduced was of limited scope and effect. The Act of 1947 is in a very real sense the starting point of planning as we know it in Britain.