HC Deb 18 December 2001 vol 377 c214W
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. [21571]

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.