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TerraQuest News

- Sep 2020

September 2020 Planning Market Insight Report: Householder Application submission and Prior Approval for Larger home extensions

Instead of the traditional summer slowdown, the Planning Portal have seen application volumes much higher than usual since the end of May and August was no exception. Last month applications were 19% higher than August 2019, continuing the pattern from June and July, which both saw volumes around 20% higher the previous year.

Things have also been busy in the planning policy world. Not only have we had a white paper to pore over and digest, but we’ve also seen a whole raft of policy changes implemented over August and at the beginning of September. 

The planning white paper ‘Planning for the Future’ https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/planning-for-the-future

Is wide-ranging in its content, looking at nearly all aspects of the planning process. Of particular interest to us are its many recommendations around digitisation and data which would be largely beneficial to our customers and Local Authority partners, and many of which chime with our own strategic objectives:

 

You can read the report here