Policy paper

Change of land use in the planning system: issues paper

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

As part of the Plan for Growth, the government announced that there would be a review of how change of use is handled in the planning system…

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How change of use is handled in the planning system - tell us what you think: Issues paper

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As part of the Plan for Growth, the government announced that there would be a review of how change of use is handled in the planning system. The key aim of this review is to look at the scope for further liberalisation and how we might remove the barriers to change of use to help facilitate growth.

This paper is the first stage of that review and is intended to promote discussion and serve as an invitation to interested parties to submit evidence of any issues with the operation of the current system and areas for possible change.