Policy paper

Planning system

We're simplifying the planning process to make it quicker and easier to build new homes, to develop new places and redevelop neglected land.



This policy page breaks down the following relating to planning policy:

  • the issues
  • actions taken
  • background
  • who the department consulted
  • bills and legislation
  • who we are working with

It also includes the following:

  • Appendix 1: National Planning Policy Framework
  • Appendix 2: National Planning Casework Unit
  • Appendix 3: speeding up the planning process
  • Appendix 4: ‘called in’ planning decisions and appeals