Agents and Developers Forum. 13 th December 2013. Agenda. Planning management changes at Rutland Changes to planning appeals Proposed PD changes in April 2014 Review of planning practice guidance Use of materials in Rutland Extensions of time to determine applications
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13th December 2013
Guidance above on Planning Portal written for appellants. Key changes:
Came into effect on 1st October 2013
Government consultation issued on 6th August.https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/greater-flexibilities-for-change-of-use
All except 2 above will have new prior approval application requirements.
The NPPF says,
60. Planning policies and decisions should not attempt to impose architectural styles or particular tastes and they should not stifle innovation, originality or initiative through unsubstantiated requirements to conform to certain development forms or styles. It is, however, proper to seek to promote or reinforce local distinctiveness.
Government to consult on
Making changes of use easier from retail to restaurant and assembly and leisure uses
Setting up a default that conditions are approved if no response within set period
Strengthen requirement to justify conditions
Removing any S106 requirement for affordable housing on less than 10 dwellings