Changes to streamline planning application process on way
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published its response to its consultation on a package of measures to simplify and streamline the application process in England.
The response confirmed the administration would introduce proposed reforms to the validation regime for planning applications, Design and Access Statements and changes to decision notices. These changes will come into force on 25 June.
New rules will mean only major developments, some applications in designated areas and listed building consents will require Design and Access Statements.