ACE welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Department for Communities and Local Government’s submission as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.
The system of planning consents is a major factor in determining the economic viability of many construction-related projects. Reform of the planning consents system is therefore key to stimulating economic development and creating jobs in construction and its related industries.
Local government has an important role to play in achieving best value in procurement. There is a potential for achieving financial savings relatively quickly through the consistent application of recognised best practice across the local government arena.