retrospective planning law

get rid retrospective planning law as it is is not needed.Everyone needs planning permission before starting on their project. There should be  more planning officers provided so that the time taken by them to give a reply to application is decreased.

Why is this idea important?

get rid retrospective planning law as it is is not needed.Everyone needs planning permission before starting on their project. There should be  more planning officers provided so that the time taken by them to give a reply to application is decreased.

Simplify planning regulations for private housing

We recently planned to take a chimney breast out of a room – no chimney, only the residual breast.

we required:

1. A builder – necessary

2. A structural engineer – possibly necessary. 1 Degree, large salary.

3. An architect – only necessary because the engineer couldn't get the "necessary" permissions. Another Degree.

4. Building Consent. Local Authority: A reasonably well paid person with, one assumes, yet another Degree.

5. Planning Officer: see above.

6. Listed Building officer: see above.

That's 5 Degrees for one RSJ.

Whilst major projects should be regulated to avoid shoddy development, small works could be deregulated and the areas of operation of Officers 4,5, and 6 above amalgamated into one.

Idea: Reduce the level at which regulation becomes necessary, to cover major works only.

Why is this idea important?

We recently planned to take a chimney breast out of a room – no chimney, only the residual breast.

we required:

1. A builder – necessary

2. A structural engineer – possibly necessary. 1 Degree, large salary.

3. An architect – only necessary because the engineer couldn't get the "necessary" permissions. Another Degree.

4. Building Consent. Local Authority: A reasonably well paid person with, one assumes, yet another Degree.

5. Planning Officer: see above.

6. Listed Building officer: see above.

That's 5 Degrees for one RSJ.

Whilst major projects should be regulated to avoid shoddy development, small works could be deregulated and the areas of operation of Officers 4,5, and 6 above amalgamated into one.

Idea: Reduce the level at which regulation becomes necessary, to cover major works only.

Planning Laws.

Please repeal the "peripheral" nonsense surrounding Planning regulations. Not the Planning laws themselves, but the incidentals which make planning a Nightmare. eg.. Bat surveys,English Heritage right to intervene,Archealogical surveys. All may well be laudible, but "Common Sense" & Local determination could reduce the Red Tape Massively.

Why is this idea important?

Please repeal the "peripheral" nonsense surrounding Planning regulations. Not the Planning laws themselves, but the incidentals which make planning a Nightmare. eg.. Bat surveys,English Heritage right to intervene,Archealogical surveys. All may well be laudible, but "Common Sense" & Local determination could reduce the Red Tape Massively.