Friday, 21 October 2016

Developers Question Changes To Planning Condition Rules

Developers are not convinced measures to restrict pre-commencement planning conditions will speed up development, a committee of MPs have heard. The Neighbourhood Planning Bill includes a clause to require local planning authorities to get written approval from an applicant before they can impose a pre-commencement planning condition. The government’s aim is to stop councils using these planning conditions unnecessarily, and to speed up development as a result. However, at a parliamentary committee session Roy Pinnock, a member of the British Property Federation planning committee, said the organisation is not convinced this measure will speed up development. Read more on Inside Housing.

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