POS and LG Group Summary Response: The LG Group and the Society supports the Governments' ambition of introducing measures to simplify and streamline the system for determining planning applications. This follows on from the work undertaken as part of the Killian Pretty Review to which the Society and LGA contributed. It should be recognised however, that local authorities are overwhelmingly already processing planning applications in a timely and thorough fashion with 99% of decisions being made within 52 week. We are therefore are therefore unconvinced of the need for additional sanctions or potential new sources of data reporting.
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