Have your say on cutting ‘red tape’ in planning
‘Red tape’ and planning? Surely not.
In addition to the publication of the NPPF, recent changes to PD and the ongoing Taylor Review of planning guidance, the Government is looking to reduce the amount of unnecessary regulations affecting planning and building.
The Red Tape Challenge is being run by the Cabinet Office and is an invitation to the people who deal with regulations day-in, day-out to have their say on what’s holding back the industry.
The current theme is Planning Administration and looks at how we could make the administrative process underpinning the system more efficient and accessible.
It’s not looking at policy and is committed to ensuring that countryside and environmental protections continue to be safeguarded.
If you want an opportunity to highlight areas where you think the system can be made simpler, clearer and easier for people to use, now is your chance.
Over the next five weeks the website will be inviting views on around 180 planning administration regulations across four areas:
- Planning procedure (regulations associated with the development and use of land)
- Planning infrastructure and major projects (including minerals)
- Planning authorities regulations specific to certain geographical areas, including Mayor of London powers and development corporations
- Local planning (regulations associated with local plan making)
You can share your views on the Red Tape Challenge website.