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This document sets out the government’s response to the consultation on tackling poor performance in the planning system, including its proposals for implementing Section 1 of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 and measures to underpin the planning guarantee.
This consultation links to the government’s proposals, contained within Clause 1 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, to introduce legislation to give applicants the choice of submitting planning applications direct to the secretary of state, where the local planning authority is underperforming.
The consultation seeks views on what measures to use to identify an authority’s performance, how to identify underperformance and how to identify improved performance and related measures to underpin the planning guarantee.