A planning processing agreement is a project management tool for the determination of a planning application. They can be used to set out the key processes involved in determining a planning application, identifying what information is required, and from whom, and setting timescales for the delivery of various stages of the process.
Processing agreements can deliver a number of benefits including:
- Greater transparency in decision-making for everyone involved in the process.
- Greater predictability and certainty over the timing of key stages.
- Faster decision making.
- Clearer lines of communication between authority and applicant.
- More effective and earlier engagement of key stakeholders.
Stirling Council intends to use Processing Agreements for all major applications and the more complex local developments (Processing Agreement Form).
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