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There remains a perception that planning is a major constraint on development and on the confidence to put in applications that will both meet a local authority’s planning requirements and achieve a speedy outcome. There is also a perception that the effectiveness of the planning system varies significantly between apparently similar authorities.

Identifying the pinch points is core to improving land and housing supply. The analysis will undertake case study research across comparable local authorities by tracing the processes from the developer’s decision to put forward an application through to the start of construction using actual examples.