"A simpler, more streamlined planning system is imperative, especially given the challenging economic climate." - Rynd Smith, RTPI policy director
"We hope that the government accepts that now is not the time to cut back on resources." - Phil Kirby, Planning Officers Society president
"There could be no better time for government to make our planning system fit for purpose." - Liz Peace, British Property Federation chief executive
"If implemented in total, the recommendations will have a huge impact." - Andrew Whitaker, Home Builders Federation planning director.