Good News for Trades as the Government Eases the Planning System in England

Planning Minister Greg Clark has announced further steps to improve England’s planning system and support sustainable development which will pave the way for more jobs in the building construction sector.  

The package of proposals includes measures to make it easier for businesses to re-use existing buildings without needing planning permission which will reduce the volume of planning guidelines and cut red tape, the Department for Communities and Local Government confirmed.

According to the government, previous measures to improve the planning system such as the National Planning Policy Framework and the Localism Act have supported a swifter decision making and sped up the application process by allowing more planning applications to go ahead.

The new proposals are expected to cut unnecessary information in the application process, stream up the amount of paperwork needed for planning applications and improve co-ordination between local authorities and building developers.

Commenting on the proposals, Planning Minister Greg Clark said: “Our reforms to the planning system are making it simpler, clearer and more accessible to people in communities.

“Following the simplification of the national planning policy in the National Planning Policy Framework, these proposed changes streamline the process of applying for planning permission.

“Our aim is to have a system that applicants and members of communities can be confident will give a reliable, swift and fair outcome.”

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Posted on July 6, 2012, in Affordable housing, Building Construction Industry, Building Engineering Sector, Business, construction jobs, construction news, Employment, Government, Green Deal, Housing Scheme, Infrastructure, Politics, t4ts, train4tradeskills, Train4TradeSkills News, UK Economy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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