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Further moves to simplify the planning system and make it more accessible to people in communities have been set out by Planning Minister Greg Clark.
The package of measures includes proposals to make it easier to re-use some existing buildings without needing planning permission including the so-called 'meanwhile' use of vacant commercial buildings; streamlining the amount of paperwork needed for a planning application; speeding up planning appeal decisions; reducing the volume of planning guidance; and ensuring planning departments are properly resourced to assess applications promptly and efficiently, reducing the burden on council taxpayers.
The Government has already taken steps to improve the planning system through the National Planning Policy Framework and the Localism Act, which are already delivering results.
For example, the rate at which councils are putting in place a local plan is increasing in comparison to the average over the previous seven years and over 100 local authorities are now working with front-runner communities on neighbourhood planning.
The proposals will help to maintain the rapid pace of reform by removing unnecessary barriers, streamlining paperwork, and supporting swifter decision making.
Greg Clark said:
"Our reforms to the planning system are making it simpler, clearer and more accessible to people in communities.
"Following the simplification of the national planning policy in the National Planning Policy Framework, these proposed changes streamline the process of applying for planning permission.
"Our aim is to have a system that applicants and members of communities can be confident will give a reliable, swift and fair outcome."
The measures include:
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