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Green paper to explore how to meet the costs of planning

Words: Laura Edgar
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Housing secretary James Brokenshire has confirmed that an accelerated planning green paper will be published later this year. It will consider new approaches to meeting the cost of the planning service.

The green paper is part of a “renewed and refreshed” focus on making sure local planning authorities have the resources they need to act for the benefit of homeowners.Half of the annual spend of £1 billion on all local planning authority functions is covered by fee income, the government explained. The green paper will consider whether local planning authorities could recover a greater........
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