Detail of outcome
The government’s response to the technical consultation on planning has been published in separate response documents.
Section 1: Neighbourhood planning
Section 2: Reducing planning regulations to support housing, high streets and growth
Section 3: Deemed discharge of planning conditions and improving the use of planning conditions
Section 4: Planning application process improvements
Section 5: Environmental impact assessment thresholds
Section 6: Streamlining the consenting process for nationally significant infrastructure planning and making changes to Development Consent orders
This consultation ran from to
Consultation on a range of proposals to streamline the planning system building upon improvements already made.
This consultation puts forward a range of proposals to further improve the planning system and build upon the improvements we have already made.
We are seeking views on proposals which will:
make it even easier for residents and business to come together to produce a neighbourhood plan, drawing on the experience gained from over 900 neighbourhood areas which have already been designated by local authorities
expand permitted development rights, further reducing red tape, supporting housing and growth; these proposals will help ensure the planning system is proportionate and full planning permission is only required where this is genuinely justified
improve the use of planning conditions and enable development to start more quickly on site after planning permission is granted
improve engagement with statutory consultees so they are consulted in a proportionate way on those developments where their input is most valuable
remove unnecessary bureaucracy and reduce the cost and time taken to get planning permission, by raising the environmental impact assessment screening thresholds for industrial estate and urban development projects which are located outside of defined sensitive areas
expand the number of non-planning consents which can be included within a development consent order