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Planning System

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 21st October 2010.

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Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 10:30 am, 21st October 2010

Reducing and minimising burdens in the planning system is essential if the system is to work effectively and if we are to remove a financial burden on the economy, which has been estimated in figures quoted in the Killian Pretty report as being up to £2.7 billion a year. That therefore forms a central part of the Government's reform proposals in the localism and decentralisation Bill and the national planning framework. We have already taken specific steps, with which I would be happy to acquaint the House in more detail if time permitted-for example, by consolidating 17 regulations into one and three preservation orders into one, saving £1.5 million already.

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