The Government have carefully considered the responses which were received to the consultation paper "Efficient Planning". We have decided to proceed with the following proposals, some of which are included in the Planning and Compensation Bill published on Friday 16 November and some of which will be brought forward by Government amendment. (a) a power for local authorities to turn away repetitive planning applications;(b) a power for the Secretary of State to dismiss a planning appeal where the appellant delays unreasonably;(c) lifting the six-month time limit for prosecuting an applicant who makes a false declaration;(d) rationalising the secondary legislation governing development control;(e) introducing new powers to control fly-posting;(f) simplifying the law on publicity for planning applications;(g) a power for local authorities to impose after-care conditions on landfill sites; and(h) extending to minerals waste tips the provisions for the review of minerals sites, abatement of compensation and after-care conditions.
We have already made it clear that we intend to pursue the proposal to increase planning application fees progressively until they cover 100 per cent. of local authorities' development control costs.A consultation paper was issued on 5 October 1990 outlining proposals to simplify the procedures for designating simplified planning zones. SPZs can be used to extend permitted development rights in a defined area, and we have concluded that a further power for local authorities to do this—the proposed local development orders—will not be necessary if we decide to implement our SPZ proposals.In the light of the responses to the consultation paper the Government have decided not to proceed with the following proposals: