Planning - statement on the Queen's Speech 2016

  • By Gemma Kappala-R...

In response to planning law reforms announced in the Queen's Speech, Cllr Claire Kober, London Councils' Executive member for infrastructure and regeneration, said:

“We welcome the government’s intentions to simplify the compulsory purchase order process. It is currently complex and expensive, but with a few changes it could facilitate increased development on suitable land.

“Any changes to policy and legislation on planning conditions will need to be monitored closely as these are an important and necessary part of the planning process. The government must be careful to avoid alterations that lead to inappropriate developments that blight London’s communities.”