An accelerated planning system in England: Consultation on new application route, charges, expanding appeals & more, to 01/05

Aerial view under UK gov open licence agreement 140417Consultation on an accelerated planning service, planning performance measures, extensions of time, expedited appeals and section 73B applications. This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 1 May 2024.

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GOV.UK writes: [summarised]

The measures covered by this consultation are:

  1. The introduction of a new accelerated planning service which would offer a new application route with accelerated decision dates for major commercial applications and fee refunds wherever these are not met.
  2. Changes in relation to extensions of time agreements, including a new performance measure for speed of decision-making against statutory time limits, and an end to the use of extension of time agreements for householder applications and repeat agreements for the same application for other types of application.
  3. An expansion of the current simplified householder and minor commercial appeal service to more written representation appeals.
  4. Detail on the broadening of the ability to vary a planning permission through section 73B applications and on the treatment of overlapping planning permissions.

Documents: An accelerated planning system

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