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12/03/2020

Fully digitised planning system among 'ambitious' proposals for overhaul of English planning

Words: Simon Wicks

A fully digitised planning system, fees linked to performance, a new right to demolish and replace vacant industrial buildings with housing and a 'fast-track for beauty' are among the proposals to reform the English planning system that will be included in a forthcoming planning white paper.

Promising an “ambitious white paper that will create a planning system truly fit for the 21st century”, communities secretary Robert Jenrick also announced proposals to "explore" zoning, to reform the way that housing need is calculated and to set a December 2023 deadline for English local authorities to complete local plans.

The proposals, Jenrick told the House of Com.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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