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Planning Permission

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Minister in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister authorised the choice of pilot planning delivery agreement projects to be undertaken by the Planning Advisory Service and the advisory team on large applications. (182578)

Ministers were not involved in the selection of Pilots for Planning Delivery Agreements (PDAs, which have since been renamed to Planning Performance Agreements). The Pilot programme was managed by the Planning Advisory Service and all nominations put forward by local authorities and developers were accepted on to the programme. The Planning Advisory Service is part of the Improvement and Development Agency.