Developers to be offered ‘premium planning service’ to speed up council decisions

Jeremy Hunt autumn statement

Applicants allowed to pay for guaranteed planning timelines but unclear whether housing developments are included

Developers will be able to pay councils to make faster decisions on major schemes under a planning shake-up announced by Jeremy Hunt today.

Under plans announced in the chancellor’s autumn statement, applicants will be offered a “premium planning service” across England requiring local authorities to meet faster timelines.

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