This pack has been prepared ahead of the debate to be held in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at 9.30am on building out extant planning permissions. The debate will be opened by Anne Milton MP.Jump to full report >>
Planning permission can be described as extant if:
Concern has been raised about the gap between planning permissions granted and the delivery of new housing.
There are two main mechanisms within the planning process to include timeframes for development; planning conditions and completion notices. Further information on these is available in the Library briefing paper on ‘What next for planning in England? The National Planning Policy Framework’ (June 2019), Section 12. It is important to note that these mechanisms can result in planning permission for a development expiring; local planning authorities do not have the enforcement power to force a developer to physically complete a development.
Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0232
Authors: Nikki Sutherland; Suzanna Hinson; Cassie Barton