§ 15. Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to reform the planning system. 
§ Mr. Byers
I launched last week our Green Paper proposing fundamental reforms to the planning system. We want to deliver a faster, fairer system, that places communities at the heart of the planning process. At the same time I published a consultation paper on fundamental reforms to arrangements for compulsory purchase.
This week I have published consultation papers on Parliamentary Procedures associated with planning applications for major infrastructure projects and on reform of the system of planning obligations.