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Asked if the Government was concerned about the process whereby planning proposals were produced, the PMS said that the planning policy framework was out for consultation, we had invited views from all sectors and that consultation process is ongoing.

Asked if the PM was content that Ministers were acting as honest brokers in the process, the PMS said that the PM was confident that the consultation exercise was being run in a proper fashion as would be expected in a Government consultation. The PMS was aware of the reports alluded to and would not comment on what third party organisations did or didn’t say.

Asked if elements of the proposals could be entirely rewritten as part of the consultation process, the PMS said that it was a Government consultation that was looking for views, and read out from the opening chapter, we would welcome your views on any aspect of the draft framework’. She said that the Government had set out the reasons for overhauling the planning system ensuring that they reduced the vast pages of guidance and made it simpler, while at the same time ensuring that local people still had a strong say in the planning process. Asked for more details, the PMS said that we would have to wait and see what came up at the end of the consultation.

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