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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