Councils will have to notify secretary of state within a week of any applications for new schools and hospitals

Local planning authorities will from next month have to notify the secretary of state within a week of any applications they receive for new schools, hospitals, prisons and other "public service" infrastructure - as well as when they expect to determine them - in a push for faster decision-making for such development.

by Ellie Kahn
Council will need to notify the secretary of state of applications for new schools (Pic: Getty)
Council will need to notify the secretary of state of applications for new schools (Pic: Getty)

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