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Call for Evidence

Terms of Reference

The Committee invites evidence on the following issues:

  1. Is the current planning system working as it should do? What changes might need to be made? Are the Government’s proposals the right approach?
  2. In seeking to build 300,000 homes a year, is the greatest obstacle the planning system or the subsequent build-out of properties with permission?
  3. How can the planning system ensure that buildings are beautiful and fit for purpose?
  4. What approach should be used to determine the housing need and requirement of a local authority?
  5. What is the best approach to ensure public engagement in the planning system? What role should modern technology and data play in this?
  6. How can the planning system ensure adequate and reasonable protection for areas and buildings of environmental, historical, and architectural importance?
  7. What changes, if any, are needed to the green belt?
  8. What progress has been made since the Committee’s 2018 report on capturing land value and how might the proposals improve outcomes? What further steps might also be needed?


Confidentiality and Anonymity: Please note that while you may request anonymity or confidentiality for your submission, a simple desire for privacy is not considered by the Committee to be a reason for redaction in itself, as committee inquiries are public processes in which submitters choose to participate. Unless there is a likelihood that the submission may potentially lead to adverse effects on family or others, we would be unlikely to grant anonymity.

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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