A recent survey carried out by Planning Magazine - the journal of the Royal Town Planning Institute has showed that some 69% of Local Authority planners fear the emerging National Planning Policy Framework will make it easier for developers to secure permission for schemes without the support of the Local Authority. The private sector on the other hand do not consider this to be as likely, with just 45% of respondents considering this would be the case. It remains to be seen how the final version of the National Planning Policy Framework will be worded, and how effective Neighbourhood Plans will be in controlling development in a local context.
Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy provides specialist town and country planning advice to landowners, householders and developer's alike, and specialises in the West Midlands and Staffordshire area, including Lichfield, Walsall, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield, Burton-on-Trent, Stafford, Tamworth, Leek, and the rural areas inbetween. If you need help applying for planning permission, have had planning permission refused, or just want some general planning advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.