Non-planning consents information now on the Portal
Guidance on a number of non-planning consent regimes is now available on the Planning Portal. It’s part of us doing our bit to support the Government’s drive to simplify and streamline the development process as a result of the Penfold Review.
The review found that planning and other development consent regimes were managed by different parts of Government and finding consistent information on these regimes was difficult for end users and businesses.
As part of its response to the review, the Government committed to improve online information about non-planning consents and make it easier to apply – which is where we come in.
Straightforward information and links to more advice and online forms (where they’re offered) is now available on the Portal.
The new advice covers those consents most commonly linked with planning and development and includes:
- Alcohol licences
- Badger licences
- Coal Authority permits
- Common land
- Environmental permits
- European protected species
- Flood defence
- Footpaths, bridleways or restricted byways – stopping up or diverting
- Hazardous substances
- Highway stopping up or diversion
As always we’re open to suggestions – please let me know if you have any thoughts.
Here’s the link again: Non-planning consents information