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More moves to speed up the planning system

Department for Communities and Local Government have announced their intention to introduce more measures to speed up the planning system and to support sustainable development.  These proposed measures will include the following: a relaxation of the Use Classes Order to make it easier to re-use existing agricultural, retail and commercial buildings without the need to submit a planning application; cutting the amount of information to support planning applications; reviewing the 6,000 pages of supporting planning guidance; speeding up the process for determining appeals; updating local council planning application fees in line with inflation; ensuring councils whose planning decisions are in line with an up to date local plan are not ordinarily liable for costs if their decision is appealed; changes … Continue reading

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