Local Authority - planning powers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3594
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How do you respond to the recommendation from the g15 group of housing associations which calls for poorly performing Local Authorities to cede their planning powers to central government?

Answer

Answer for Local Authority - planning powers

Answer for Local Authority - planning powers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Government has already put in place measures to identify and encourage poorly performing planning authorities to improve.  In London the picture is very encouraging.  The latest performance statistics demonstrate that the majority of London boroughs are meeting the national targets for determining applications.