Beyond the numbers: How do we create certainty for all?
Will reducing pre-commencement conditions actually speed up delivery?
The reduction in and simplification of planning conditions has been a constant theme in reform of the planning system for a number of years in England. From the introduction of the principle of deemed discharge in 2015, which allows applicants in some circumstances to write to a planning authority deeming that a condition has been discharged if not already done so within the statutory timeframe, to the Government’s current consultation on ‘Improving the use of planning conditions’, it seems this issue is here to stay. Read more »