As with all project management approaches, it is always helpful to keep the content of planning performance agreements as simple as possible and the main idea should be that the parties agree on the way forward. At least a simple approach, such as an agreed-on-schedule approach, development goals and task responsibility, could suffice. In highly complex systems of strategic importance, it may be necessary to develop a common vision in order to promote stronger collaborative work. There must always be a clear and agreed timetable for a decision on the application as soon as it is submitted. A planning performance agreement is no different from other forms of engagement prior to the application. It does not require the local planning authority to obtain a specific result. Rather, it is a procedural obligation and a timetable for setting an application. All AAEs are manufactured in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Local Government Act 1972, 2000 and 2003. Section 93 of the Local Government Act 2003 authorizes local planning authorities to collect fees for the provision of discretionary services and the legislation specifies that in the case of royalties, they must not exceed the costs of providing the service. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance – Accountancy (CIPFA) identifies PPAs/developers as a source of revenue that planning authorities should maximize. If a pre-application is to be useful, a development proposal may change before submitting a formal planning application.
This could solve problems identified in the pre-application phase and/or raise new issues that need to be discussed. We only offer these agreements for large applications (residential or commercial) that include a series of pre-application meetings, updates throughout the application process, instructions and cancellations in the packaging phase. There is no one-stop-shop to provide effective and effective pre-application services. Local planning authorities are encouraged to make the prior applications they propose flexible, tailor-made and timely, in line with the nature and scale of the proposed evolution. As part of the national planning policy, it is recognized that the local planning authority has a key role to play in encouraging other parties to make maximum use of the application phase. When a planning request for a major development proposal is submitted without a planning performance agreement, we treat it as a routine application as part of our team`s existing workload, with no dedicated resources.