Consultation outcome

Technical consultation on planning

This consultation has concluded

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Section 1: Neighbourhood planning: government response to consultation (31 December 2014)

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Section 2: Reducing planning regulations to support housing, high streets and growth: government response to consultation (13 May 2016)

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Section 3: Deemed discharge of planning conditions: government response to consultation (4 November 2014)

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Section 3: Improving the use of planning conditions: government response to consultation (5 March 2015)

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Section 4: Planning application process improvements: government response to consultation (23 January 2015)

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Section 5: Environmental impact assessment thresholds: government response to consultation (6 January 2015)

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Section 6: Making changes to Development Consent Orders: government response to consultation (4 November 2014)

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Section 6: Streamlining the consenting process for nationally significant infrastructure planning: government response to consultation (5 March 2015)

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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

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Consultation on a range of proposals to streamline the planning system building upon improvements already made.

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Consultation description

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