You will no doubt be aware of the turmoil and uncertainty in the future planning system which is boggling the minds of planning officers and planning committees everywhere. Government have announced a series of planning consultations taking place this summer and it is important that you and your councils are aware and participate in them. Full details can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
The first focusses on proposed changes to Permitted Development Rights this includes change of use and the use of local design codes. This consultation will run from 24 July 2023 to 25 September 2023.
The second consultation, includes a series of proposals aimed at making the preparation of Local Plans simpler, faster and more accessible in England. This consultation, will close on 18 October 2023.
The third and final consultation, looks at streamlining and enabling the faster delivery of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) including off-shore wind, transport links and other major infrastructure. The closing date for this consultation is the 19 September 2023.