BCC: Presumption in favour of development must deliver for businesses
Commenting on the statement made on the presumption in favour of sustainable development, by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), Dr Adam Marshall, Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:
'Business expects a 'presumption in favour' of development to be precisely that - a presumption in favour.
“The drive to make ‘yes’ the default answer to development will be supported by business. However, we will watch closely to ensure that this policy results in simpler, faster, and more transparent planning decisions on the ground
'Year after year, companies across England tell us that planning and related consents slow both expansion and job creation. The new presumption and the new National Planning Policy Framework must deliver real clarity, so that business can deliver local growth.'