Fast Track Planning

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3980
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Planning Magazine has reported that you are considering providing "a faster and more certain" planning process for applicants who agree to meet a set level of affordable housing. How will you ensure that any such fast tracked process will continue to take into account the views of local people?

Answer

Answer for Fast Track Planning

Answer for Fast Track Planning

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This relates to my forthcoming Affordable Housing and Viability SPG; the aim of the guidance is to increase the amount of affordable housing delivered via the planning system through improved clarity on what is expected from viability appraisals and when they are required. The proposed approach should improve the process but not detract from local people's role in planning decisions.