Gavin Barwell announces action to speed up the planning system

Gavin Barwell made his third housing announcement this week, advising that Government are taking further action to speed up the planning system.

Yesterday “Improving Planning Performance: Criteria for Designation (Revised 2016)”, was laid before parliament. This criteria sets out revised criteria that the Secretary of State intends to use for designating a local planning authority as underperforming and the thresholds that authorities will be assessed against in the next designation round in the first quarter of 2017.

More details can be found using the following link Parliament Webpage