Independent report

Local Plans Expert Group: report to the Secretary of State

Report by an independent expert group to recommend measures to help ensure efficient and effective production of Local Plans.


Local Plans report to the Communities Secretary and to the Minister of Housing and Planning

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Proposals to speed up and simplify the process of making Local Plans were presented to ministers on 16 March 2016.

In September 2015 ministers launched a panel of experts - the Local Plans Expert Group - to examine what measures or reforms might be helpful in ensuring the efficient and effective production of Local Plans.

Ministers have received the detailed report from the Local Plans Expert Group and it was open to the public for representations until 27 April 2016.

In addition, the Local Plans Expert Group website contains a volume of appendices and a series of discussion papers.

On 7 February 2017 the response to the Select Committee was published. The response briefly summarises representations received on Local Plans Expert Group’s recommendations.

Published 16 March 2016