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Technical consultation on planning

On 31 July 2014, the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) published a Technical consultation on planning which puts forward a significant range of proposals to change the planning system.

This follows a great number of reforms that have already been introduced since the coalition government came to power in 2010, such as the introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), and provides more detail about proposals set out in the Infrastructure Bill.

Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning said ‘…we are proposing here practical improvements that build on earlier reforms, to help more people benefit and, overall, help us get the development and housing our future growth depends upon.’

This consultation closed on 26 September 2014.

On 31 December, the government has published its response on neighbourhood planning measures in the 2014 technical consultation on planning. This included new measures giving councils just 13 weeks to consider a community’s application to create a neighbourhood area. 8 weeks will be allowed where the neighbourhood follows a parish boundary, and 20 weeks where applications cover an area straddling more than one planning authority. See Neighbourhood planning: government response to consultation (31 December 2014) for more information.


This article contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0 ref, Department for Communities and Local Government published a Technical consultation on planning, 31 July 2014.

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