The Government has published an update on progress in implementing the recommendations made in the July 2010 Penfold Review. The update reports the latest measures to simplify development consents, by cutting red tape and creating a “more open and competitive” planning system. The recently launched “Red Tape Challenge” is also to play a significant role in simplifying the development consents system.

See: http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/better-regulation/docs/p/11-933-progressupdate- penfold-review