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Planning Casework

From 1 April 2008 there will be some important changes in the way that Government Offices handle certain planning and transport casework on behalf of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the Secretary of State for Transport.

Individual Government Offices have Planning Casework teams which, on behalf of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, deal with decisions on whether to call-in planning applications referred under the Departure, Green Belt, Shopping, Flooding and Playing Field Directions and requests to call-in, for her own determination. More information on the national picture

Following a review of how planning and highways casework is handled by Government Offices, and to ensure that the Secretaries of State can continue to offer an efficient and quality service, it has been decided that some case types will now be handled by centralised Teams.

The Government Office for the East of England will continue to handle the following planning casework:

  • Departures
  • Shopping Referrals
  • Playing Field Referrals
  • Green Belt Directions
  • Flooding Directions
  • Crown Development
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Lee Valley Regional Park Act 1966 Referrals

Contact information

Planning Casework Team
Government Office for the East of England
Shaftesbury Road
tel: 01223 372730
fax: 01223 372862
email: PlanningCasework@goeast.gsi.gov.uk

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