Development team service

The development team service (DTS) is designed for development proposals that are more complex and likely to raise a large number of issues.

For more complex applications, the opportunity to obtain good quality advice that will carry weight in the decision making process is considered to be a particularly worthwhile investment for a developer. It will involve the provision of a dedicated planning case officer who will project manage the process from the start to when the local planning authority makes the decision.

The proposals which are likely to use this service are large-scale major developments (as defined in the charging scheme​) which involve discussions with the integrated growth team at the beginning of the process. All the meetings will be held in the One Cathedral Square offices.

A planning performance agreement (PPA) is a framework agreed between a local planning authority and an applicant for the management of complex development proposals within the planning process. It allows both the developer and the local planning authority to agree a project plan and programme which will include the appropriate resources necessary to determine the planning application to a firm timetable. They are most commonly used on the large scale development proposals