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Plain English guide to the planning system

A guide explaining how the planning system in England works.

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Plain English guide to the planning system

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The plain English guide explains how the planning system in England works. It is intended to give an overview only and does not set new planning policy or guidance. Detailed planning guidance is also available.

We have also published an accompanying plain English guide to planning for free schools.

Published 5 January 2015