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Consultations on technical changes to planning and upwards extensions in London announced

18 February 2016

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has today launched a wide ranging technical consultation on the implementation on planning changes in England and Wales. Simultaneously, it has also announced a consultation on upwards extensions in London.

The technical consultation on planning is a very significant consultation which will inform the “mechanics” of how measures set out in the Housing and Planning Bill will work, covering: 

  • Changes to planning application fees
  • Permission in principle
  • Brownfield register
  • Small sites register
  • Neighbourhood planning
  • Local plans
  • Expanding the planning performance regime
  • Testing competition in the processing of planning applications
  • Information about financial benefits
  • Section 106 dispute resolution
  • Permitted development rights for state-funded schools
  • Changes to statutory consultation on planning applications 

As the Institute prepares its response and invite members to contribute, see what the RTPI has said so far about these issues in relation to the Housing and Planning Bill: 

The RTPI has been working with government and its members to help solve the housing crisis whilst emphasising the importance of delivering great places. We believe that investing in planning is crucial is these aims are to be achieved.

A further detailed briefing and summary will follow.

All RTPI members are invited to contribute to the RTPI's response to the technical consultation on planning. Please email your comments with your membership number included in the subject title. We may contact you for clarification on any points.