Responding to the launch of new apps to simplify the extension application process for homeowners, Cllr David Renard, Local Government Association planning spokesperson, said:
“Councils want to work with government to deliver a locally-led planning system which enables communities to shape and define the area they live in.
“We support measures to make the planning system more accessible and efficient. These new apps are another tool to make it easier for residents to engage in the planning process, which will also help councils to track applications for permitted development across their area.
“However it will be important that there are multiple channels available for all residents to check whether they need to apply for planning permission, as not everyone will necessarily be able to use the apps.”
David Mills, Local Government Association media office, 020 7664 3333