Consultation outcome

Technical consultation on planning

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

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Streamlining the consenting process for nationally significant infrastructure planning: the government’s response to the Summer 2014 technical consultation (5 March 2015)

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

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

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

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

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

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Detail of outcome

The government’s response to the consultation on improving the use of planning conditions.

The government’s response to the consultation on streamlining the number of non-planning consents that can be included in a Development Consent Order (section 6 of the consultation).

The government’s response to the consultation on reforms to neighbourhood planning (section 1 of the consultation).

The government’s response to the consultation on the procedural detail of the deemed discharge of planning conditions measure (section 3 of the consultation).

The government’s response to the consultation on planning application process improvements (section 4 of the consultation). It also provides a government response to each of the questions and details of the final proposals which includes changes to consultation requirements with statutory consultees, a notification proposal for development near railways and consolidation of the Development Management Procedure Order 2010.

The government’s response to the consultation on proposals to raise the environmental impact assessment screening thresholds (section 5 of the consultation).

The government’s response to the consultation on changes to Development Consent Orders (section 6 of the consultation).

Responses on other sections of the consultation will be published at a later date.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 31 July 2014 12:00am to
29 September 2014 12:00am

Summary

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

Documents

Technical consultation on planning

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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