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Privatisation Of Planning And Small Sites Register

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 06:04 PM

As you are probably aware the Department of Communities and Local Government are putting proposals forward for changes to the planning system, including plans to provide competiton between planning departments and private providers in processing planning applications. The consultationhas just opened. Although I disagree with the proposal to 'privatise' planning, there is an interesting additional proposal here(chapter 4 p31) to provide a 'small sites register' - which might speed up the process of self-builders identifying a sites to purchase? To me the small sites register looks like a good idea and should help self-builders?

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:23 PM

Exception sites aren't new...


As for the rest of it? Disastrous. Once again the big developers have bought their way onto the statute books.

Shortage of housing land? Bollox. Planning system holding up developments? Bollox.


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Posted 20 February 2016 - 02:05 PM

I suspect big developers would be the ones bidding for the privatised planning departments. What chance small developers will get the same service then?