The government has set up an eight-strong panel, drawn from local authorities, a developer, the law, planning consultants and the Planning Inspectorate, together with an MP, to advise on ways to speed up local plan making.

The panel’s remit is broad, covering any aspect of the local plan-making process that they feel is relevant and calling on relevant experts as appropriate. It is due to report in the new year. -launches-expert-panel-to-speed-up-development