Click above for what became the consented plan, plus Transport page.


By 4 March: Contact Eric Pickles about his Slimming Campaign (of the planning process)

Click above for web site
[Pre-austerity, they would have used a picture]
"An effective planning system plays an important role
in supporting growth – promoting and enabling the homes,
jobs and facilities that communities need, and minimising
uncertainty and delay for those proposing or affected by

"This consultation paper seeks views on measures to streamline
the planning application process by simplifying the requirements
for design and access statements, and improving the validation
stage and requirements around local authority decisions

Web site 'Out-Law.com' adds:
"Local planning authorities (LPAs) may be challenged on their information requirements for planning applications and the requirement for LPAs to state reasons for granting planning permission may be removed under new Government proposals. 

"... The Government also proposes to remove the requirement to provide design and access statement with most minor applications, where statements "add little value to the design process but add significantly to the cost and complexity of preparing an application". It said that the requirement was an "unnecessary statutory burden".

"... Planning Minister Nick Boles said:
"We are determined to cut away unnecessary burdens and paperwork and provide a simpler, swifter planning system for all.

The small changes we are proposing are another step in streamlining an application process that for too long has been weighed down by the need to provide irrelevant information and detail."

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