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Government commits to cutting planning bureaucracy

Business minister Mark Prisk says the government is to take steps to free developers from burdensome regulation.

Government commits to cutting planning bureaucracy

The key steps are:

  • In line with the commitment to a “one-in, one-out” approach to regulation, Government will seek to simplify some existing consents where other new non-planning consents are proposed, to make sure that the overall burden on developers does not increase;
  • Ministers will consider how consents might be streamlined and simplified to make the process simpler and reduce the red tape on businesses; and
  • BIS and CLG will work with other Government departments to drive forward these changes, and will provide an update on implementation in the Spring.

    Prisk said: “We must stop putting obstacles in the way of British businesses. They will be the driving force behind our future economic growth.”take immediate steps to free developers from burdensome regulation. It will also make sure that those responsible for these consents are sharing best practice.

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