Decision details

Planning Skills Delivery Fund (PSDF)

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Planning Skills Delivery Fund (PSDF), is part of the Capacity and Capability Programme and will provide £29 million over two years to local authorities to help with the implementation of the proposed reforms in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. The funding will ensure that local authorities are ready for change, and to provide support to help planning services deal with a variety of issues in the current system. The funding will help with the improvement of development management services by clearing backlogs of planning applications, as well as funding for addressing planning skills gaps.


To accept the £100k planning skills development fund awarded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - Not accept offer – which would increase our own costs commensurately.

Publication date: 31/01/2024

Date of decision: 31/01/2024