Planning Permission: National Parks

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will put in place measures to ensure that planning applications relating to areas within National Parks are dealt with expeditiously.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

National Parks are subject to the same national targets for dealing with planning applications as all other local planning authorities which are that 60 per cent. of major applications (10 houses or more) should be dealt with within 13 weeks, that 65 per cent. of minor applications and 80 per cent. of all other applications should be dealt with within eight weeks.

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