In the response to a consultation on proposals for reform of judicial review, the Government confirmed that it would be taking forward the proposal to shorten the time limit for filing a claim for judicial review in planning cases from three months to six weeks. We have just received word from the MoJ that the new time limit will take effect from 1 July 2013. Surprisingly soon! The amendments will take place by way of the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 4) Rules 2013.