The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne (AKA Dangermouse) announced a series of ‘pro-growth measures’ yesterday as part of his 2011 Autumn statement, including plans to streamline the planning process.
This will build on the ‘Penfold Review of non-planning related consents’ that will be taken forward by DM (not to be confused with DCMS).
When asked by Diggingthedirt what this will mean for archaeologists on the ground, Ernest Penfold said ‘Ooh-Eck! Ooh-Fiddle!’ whilst the Chancelor deployed his tradmark 7th Level-Yoga Hopping Trance.
‘Crumbs Cheif!’ Penfold replied – a view wholeheatedly endorsed by other memebers of the cabinet – Professor Heinrich Von Squawkencluck, Flying Officer Buggles Pigeon, Colonel K, and Agent 57.