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A number of consultations have taken place to inform the development and implementation of the Planning Action Plan. The consultation documents, responses and how these have informed the work can be seen by going to the relevant consultation on the Government’s Consultation Hub Page (accessed via the front page of the government website). The consultations are summarised below.

Consultation TitleWhenScope
Action Plan to Improve the Planning System October 2017 – January 2018
  • To inform the scope of the changes the planning system
Amendment to the Town and Country Planning Act September – October 2018
  • Proposed targeted changes to the Planning Act
Telecommunications Development Order June – August 2019
  • New Permitted Development Order to replace existing in relation to telecommunications development
Draft Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 2019 & Draft (Change of Use) Development) Order 2019 June – August 2019
  • Revoke parts of the existing Permitted Development Order
  • Introduce new (stand-alone) Use Classes Order
  • Introduce new (stand-alone) Changes of Use Permitted Development Order
Reform of the Planning System – Public Consultation in relation to Secondary Legislation August – September 2019
  • New Development Procedure Order to replace existing
  • Targeted Amendments to existing regulations covering other consents
  • Introduce National Policy Directive Regulations
  • Introduce Planning Committee Constitution
Proposed Amendments to Increased Permitted Development February - March 2020 New Permitted Development - see the Consultation Hub
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