The current planning system has barely been touched since 1947 but the proposed Planning Bill contains four key changes
- 1. Reducing red tape - plans are to significantly reduce the time it takes for planning to go through with automatic permission for developments in "growth" areas
- 2. Moving to a digital service - moving document-based system online
- 3. Change local plans - providing more certainty over the type and design of development permitted
- 4. New frameworks for funding
The aim of the changes is to simplify planning for housing, making sure that homes and infrastructure can be delivered more quickly across England and supporting the Government's target of creating 300,000 new homes annually.