Bodies set to provide pre-application advice
Thu 13th September 2012, 8:31 pm
Three environmental bodies which are statutory consultees on different types of planning application have signalled their intention to get involved in pre-application discussions with developers.
The Environment Agency, Forestry Commission and Natural England have produced a joint document how they can help developers at an early stage of their plans.
The bodies say that they can provide advice on how to manage the environmental impact of developments and point out which consents and permits might be needed.
The document says: "Speaking to us as early as possible in the development process will mean that we can get a better shared outcome for the environment and for your development application."
The Environment Agency this week agreed to provide comments and guidance about sites listed on the Sitematch London website.