How to improve the planning system

GL Hearn and Property Week brought together a panel of experts in December to discuss findings in our latest Annual Planning Survey and explore best practice guidelines in the planning process.

GL Hearn’s latest annual planning survey explored how developers and planning authorities can work together to get the most out of the current planning system, rather than focusing on how the system should be changed. 

The purpose was to identify key sticking points in the planning process and what practical steps can be taken to overcome them. The research recognised some key areas such as the pre-application process and the post-determination phase where both developers and planning authorities agreed there was scope for improvement.

The panel of experts were invited to discuss the findings and share their own experience with the objective of developing a set of best practice guidelines.

You can read the full article herereproduced with kind permission from Property Week.