Chancellor commissions planning system review

reNEWS.BIZ report that UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has commissioned a review of the planning system to speed up consenting for offshore wind farms and large-scale solar projects in England.

Hunt, along with the Minister for Local Government and Building Safety Lee Rowley, has asked the National Infrastructure Commission to review the current approach to National Policy Statements (NPSs) and identify how the planning system could be accelerated.

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