Readers may recall that from November 2012 to January 2013 the government ran a consultation on various issues surrounding the principle, introduced in the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, of applications being submitted straight to the secretary of state where the relevant local planning authority had been designated as a ‘poor performer’.
CLG has now issued its response to the consultation and its criteria for designating authorities.
The current intention is to make initial designations of poorly performing authorities this October and to allow applications to be sent to the secretary of state from that date…
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