Consultation outcome

Nationally significant infrastructure projects: guidance for examining planning applications

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Planning Act 2008: summary of responses to the consultation on proposed changes to the suite of guidance documents for the major infrastructure planning regime

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Detail of outcome

This paper gives a summary of the main areas in the consultation documents that have been amended and clarified.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Consultation on amending the guidance for examining planning applications to bring it into line with the Localism Act 2011.

Documents

Planning Act 2008: Guidance for the examination of applications for development consent for nationally significant infrastructure projects - Consultation

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Planning Act 2008: consultation on proposed changes to the suite of guidance documents for the major infrastructure planning regime

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Consultation description

This consultation forms part of a light touch review of the 6 guidance documents underpinning the Planning Act 2008, which includes guidance for examining planning applications as well as on:

The examinations guidance has been refreshed to bring it into line with the Localism Act 2011 and has been made more concise in the process. It clarifies some of the examination procedure rules. For example, there are now sections detailing what the preliminary meeting is for and what are specific issue hearings, as feedback suggested that users were not clear on these (rule 7 and rule 13). The guidance also addresses the process for making changes to a Development Consent Order post submission.