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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 Title



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
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