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Three government planning consultations now open

Released on August 10, 2020

The government has published their White Paper that sets out how they would like to reform the planning system starting with a consultation document entitled ‘Planning for the Future’.  The consultation is now open for comments until 29 October.  

You can download the White Paper here.

Another consultation now open is a call for evidence and views on a proposal to provide better transparency and competition between developers.  It aims to provide better information publicly to assist new developers into the sector and to improve the data on land control and is open until 30 October.

You can read the consultation paper here .  

A separate consultation has also opened on the elements of planning policy guidance which is looking at the current planning system.  This consultation is open until 1 October. 

You can download the current planning system consultation paper here.  

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils will be considering the proposals and making comments by the deadlines.  The councils are not intending to express a view on the government’s proposals until we have engaged with our councillors and considered the consultation documents.