The government publishes a consultation (until 01/05/2024) relating to an accelerated planning system …

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 06/03/2024 until 01/05/2024:

Consultation document:

  • March 2024: An accelerated planning system - consultation (link) (pdf print version of HTML webpage).

Notes:

  • The "Topic of this consultation" section at the start of the above consultation document includes the following information:
    - "This consultation seeks views on proposals to:
    >>> 1. introduce a new Accelerated Planning Service for major commercial applications with a decision time in 10 weeks and fee refunds if this is not met
    >>> 2. change the use of extensions of time, including ending their use for householder applications and only allowing one extension of time for other developments, which links to a proposed new performance measure for local planning authority speed of decision-making against statutory time limits
    >>> 3. expand the current simplified written representations appeals process for householder and minor commercial appeals to more appeals
    >>> 4. implement section 73B for applications to vary planning permissions and the treatment of overlapping permissions".