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Planning Performance Agreements (PPAs)

PPAs may be entered into with an applicant on a bespoke case-by-case basis for proposals over 250 dwellings. PPAs may or may not involve pre-application advice as well as dealing with the processing of a planning application itself.

The Council will develop a standard PPA template that sets out the following matters in addition to the ‘without prejudice’ principle at all stages:-

  • certainty of timescales for reaching a decision and having a specific planning committee date to work towards;
  • a project-managed application process that may include a range of professionals;
  • the opportunity to discuss changes to applications as they arise;
  • access to officers and consultees to enable constructive discussion on planning applications;
  • named officer contact, so you can discuss your application when you need to;
  • Post decision stage including conditions discharge and amendments.