The government publishes consultation (until 27/02/2018) relating to the use of planning conditions …

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 4 weeks from 30/01/2018 until 27/02/2018:

  • January 2018: Improving the use of planning conditions - Consultation on draft regulations (pdf) (link).

Notes:

  • The recent letter from MHCLG to Chief Planning Officers (pdf) (link) includes the following information:
    - "A consultation exercise is seeking views on proposed regulations (Draft Town and Country Planning (Pre-commencement Conditions) Regulations 2018). When brought into force, S100ZA of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 will prohibit the imposition of a pre-commencement condition on a grant of planning permission without the written agreement of the applicant. The proposed regulations would exempt local planning authorities from the requirement to obtain the written agreement of an applicant before imposing a pre-commencement condition on a grant of planning permission in the following circumstances:
    >>> - the local planning authority (or Secretary of State) has given notice in writing to the applicant that if planning permission is granted they intend to impose the pre-commencement condition specified in the notice, and
    >>> - the applicant does not provide a substantive response to the notice by the date specified in the notice"
    .

Other sources of information:

  • September 2016: Improving the use of planning conditions - Public consultation (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For a summary of the above document, please view this post.
  • December 2016: Government response to the consultation on improving the use of planning conditions (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For a summary of the above document, please view this post.
  • January 2018: Letter from MHCLG to Chief Planning Officers about the NPPF timetable, etc (pdf) (link).