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Planning experts questioned on planning reform concerns

16 June 2022

Following concerns raised regarding the centralisation of the planning system in Monday’s evidence hearing with Secretary of State, Michael Gove, the LUHC Committee is holding an additional evidence session to explore these issues with Victoria Hills, Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute, Dr Hugh Ellis, Policy Director, Town and Country Planning Association, and Christopher Young QC, No5 Barristers Chamber

Witnesses

Monday 20 June 2022, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 4pm

  • Victoria Hills, Chief Executive, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Dr Hugh Ellis, Policy Director, Town and Country Planning Association
  • Christopher Young QC, No5 Barristers Chamber

The cross-party group of MPs are likely to examine questions concerning the Government’s planning proposals and how effective they are likely to be in making progress on the levelling-up agenda.

The Committee are also likely to explore issues around public participation in the planning system and the Bill’s framework for the Infrastructure Levy.

The Levelling Up, Housing and Regeneration Bill was debated by MPs on Wednesday 8 June when it received its Second Reading in the House of Commons.

Further information

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