Performance agreements drive west London boroughs' planning team expansion

Written by: Michael Donnelly
Published on: 9 Apr 2018

Richmond upon Thames

Additional funding from the use of planning performance agreements (PPAs) is driving the expansion of a joint planning initiative between two London boroughs. 

PPAs are agreements between local planning authorities and applicants that involve a project management framework for handling a development proposal from pre-application stage through to decision. It usually means the developer paying a fee to the council. 

The London boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond upon Thames have a created a shared strategic development service to tackle what they call “a wealth of complex, multi-phased, high-profile developments”. 

The councils said that they are expanding this team thanks to funds received through the use of PPAs and are currently recruiting for a number of roles. 

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