Planning Reforms in Government Autumn Statement

Planning Reforms in Government Autumn Statement

23 November 2023
Planning Reforms in Government Autumn Statement Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement contained proposed planning reforms which, if they come through, will speed up the planning application system and deliver development more quickly. The proposals include the ability of councils to recover the full costs of major business planning applications in return for being required to meet guaranteed faster timelines. If they fail, fees will be refunded automatically with applications being processed free of charge.

Of equal note is the proposed investment of £110M over the next 2 years to deliver high quality nutrient mitigation schemes – unlocking 40,000 new homes currently ‘stuck’ in the planning application system. This will be particularly welcome in Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire, where waste water run-off causing river pollution has stalled many proposed residential developments – large and small alike.

For further details contact Peter Atfield B.TP MRTPI MTCPA FRGS FRSA on 01202 550100 or e-mail:

Peter Atfield

Peter Atfield




Peter Atfield , Planning

Related Articles

Goadsby Complete A Trio Of Lettings At Herald Industrial Estate

14 February

Acting on behalf of Eastleigh Borough Council, the Hampshire office of Goadsby commercial are delighted to have completed a letting on the last of three industrial units at Herald Industrial Estate in Hedge End, Southampton.

Read more

Goadsby Successfully Complete The Sale Of 2 Brunel Close, Verwood On Behalf Of A Private Client

7 February

Goadsby have successfully completed the sale of 2 Brunel Close on Ebblake Industrial Estate, Verwood.

Read more

Carve Developments Announces the Launch of Bright House in Bournemouth

6 February

Carve Developments proudly announces the launch of 'Bright House', an innovative conversion of the iconic House of Fraser building in Bournemouth town centre.

Read more

How much is your home worth?

Request a valuation

Latest news items



News RSS Feed

Your session will expire in xx.xx
Continue or Log Out