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Planning / Land use / LDFs, England

Government to fast track big developments

The Government is to take thousands of planning applications for big commercial and residential developments out of the hands of planning authorities and into a "fast track" process.

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister said that "where councils are poor, developers can opt to have their decision taken by the Planning Inspectorate". The Government will also remove requirements planning authorities have placed on house builders that make projects "unviable" in order to unlock 75 000...

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