Presentation on theme: "Infrastructure Planning Commission Workshop 2a Working with the IPC: Guidance and issues for statutory consultees."— Presentation transcript:
Infrastructure Planning Commission Workshop 2a Working with the IPC: Guidance and issues for statutory consultees
Infrastructure Planning Commission The Aims of the IPC – improve the decision making process – provide a service that is Efficient Transparent Independent Customer focussed with statutory consultees, and others, at the heart of our delivery service
Infrastructure Planning Commission Statutory Consultees The Planning Act 2008, and associated regulations, specify the statutory consultees: –local authorities; –pubic bodies; and –agencies The Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedures) Regulations 2009 Schedule 1
Infrastructure Planning Commission When consulted Promoters have a duty to consult under Sections 42-43 of the Act Promoter will need detailed technical input from expert bodies IPC will consult before adopting an EIA scoping opinion Advice on application for development consent
Infrastructure Planning Commission Consultation working practices Clear request - what is needed? -by when?
Infrastructure Planning Commission Consultation working practices Clear documentation -schedule of information supplied -paper copy -electronic copy
Infrastructure Planning Commission Consultation working practices Timeframe for response -timetable set out in request -early notification of possible schemes
Infrastructure Planning Commission Consultation working practices Type of response -standard form/other guidance -paper/electronic reply -to named person at IPC
Infrastructure Planning Commission IPC suggested approach –Clarity: Central or regional body responds? –Co-ordinated: if more than one office –Contacts: named both within the IPC and within the statutory bodies
Infrastructure Planning Commission Feedback: the next steps –Build a working relationship –Workshops to aid understanding of the issues –Issue guidelines –Consider standard forms for replies
Infrastructure Planning Commission IPC Statutory Consultees Guidance and Issues Any questions?
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