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HCLG Committee launches public survey on planning system in England

29 October 2020

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee are inviting members of the public to give their views on the planning system and proposed reforms in a survey launched today.

The easy to complete online survey invites respondents to set out how they have used the planning system in the past and ways in which it could be improved in the future. The results of the survey will inform the Committee’s inquiry into the planning system by indicating what local communities want the system to set out to do, for example protecting or encouraging growth, and how it can be better achieved.

The Committee will also be holding a public engagement event on Thursday 26 November where there will be an opportunity to talk about the planning system with members of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee.

To take part in the survey, or find out more about the public engagement event, please visit the Committee’s website here. The survey will close on 12 November.

Chair of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Clive Betts MP said:

"The planning process has an important role to play in meeting a number of challenges that the country currently faces. In finding solutions to the crisis in housing delivery, ailing high streets and boosting regional growth the planning system will be key. It must also reflect the views and wishes of our local communities and this is why we have launched this survey. As part of our inquiry into the planning system we want to hear your experiences of using the planning system, what has worked well, where it has been found wanting and how it can be improved. You can take the survey online and we would love to hear your views."

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