Development Management: Proactive Planning from Pre-Application to Delivery.

The CLA sets out its response to the new planning policy statement (PPS) on Development Management and draft policy annexes on pre-application and determination stages.  We have set out our concerns that the new PPS concentrates on medium to larger developments rather than focussing on development proposals large and small.  It also sets out concerns about the lack of consistence by planning authorities in providing good quality and reliable pre-application advice, and we have strongly suggested that planning refusals should be accompanied by reasoned statements of refusal.

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