Planning process is 'overly complex and does not involve the community, consultees or elected members effectively' says report

The Killian Pretty Review - Planning Applications: a faster more responsive system, has published its 'A Call for Solutions' document. This sets out the findings of their initial stage of work and invites views, by 5 September 2008, in response to a series of questions about how the planning application process might be improved. The planning process is overly complex and does not involve the community, consultees or elected members effectively, this initial document has concluded.
 
The Killian Pretty review of the planning application process was launched on 25th March 2005. The review is led by lead by Joanna Killian, Chief Executive of Essex County Council, and David Pretty (ex Chief Executive of Barratts Homes), and has been jointly commissioned by the Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and Communities and Local Government. 
 
The review was expected to:
  • conduct an end to end examination of the development consent process
  • provide recommendations for streaming process which will give cost savings for both applications and local authorities
  • provide recommendations for quicker and more efficient decision making.
  • consider improvements to the interactions between statutory consultees, local authorities and applicants
  • Consider how to making the system proportionate. 
 
 

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