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The future of the planning system in England

Inquiry

In a White Paper, the Government has set out significant changes to streamline the planning system. Proposals include simplified designations for land usage, including automatic permission in principle for development in some areas, greater use of digital technology in the planning process and a National Design Guide to ensure “high quality development” that reflects “local character and preferences”.

The inquiry will examine how well the proposed reforms would support the Government’s wider building strategy, including its target to build 300,000 new homes a year, as well as ensuring high quality construction that is fit for purpose. It will also examine how well the new proposals protect existing buildings or localities, and provide mechanisms for local engagement in the planning system.

 

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Past events

Monday 7 December 2020
4:00pm Public
The future of the planning system in England - Oral evidence 7 December 2020
4:00pm
  • Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP (Minister of State for Housing at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
  • Simon Gallagher (Director of Planning at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Monday 23 November 2020
4:00pm Public
The future of the planning system in England - Oral evidence 23 November 2020
4:00pm
  • Tony Mulhall (Associate Director at The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS))
  • Philip Waddy (Chair of the RIBA Expert Advisory Group on Planning at Royal Institute of British Architects)
  • Paula Hewitt (1st Vice President at ADEPT)
  • Richard Blyth (Head of Policy at Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI))
5:00pm
  • Claire Dutch (Partner, Co-Head of Planning and Environment at Ashurst LLP)
  • Nigel Wilson (Chair at Homes for the North)
  • Ingrid Samuel (Historic Environment Director at National Trust)
  • Steve Quartermain
Room 5, Palace of Westminster
Monday 9 November 2020
4:00pm Public
The future of the planning system in England - Oral evidence 9 November 2020
4:00pm
  • Brian Berry (Chief Executive at Federation of Master Builders)
  • Kate Henderson (Chief Executive at National Housing Federation)
  • Philip Barnes (Group Land and Planning Director at Barratt Developments)
5:00pm
  • Lisa Fairmaner (Head of London Plan and Growth Strategies at Greater London Authority)
  • Andrew Longley (Head at North Northamptonshire Joint Planning and Delivery Unit)
Room 5, Palace of Westminster

Contact us

Please note that the contact details below are for the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee

  • Email: luhccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 1975 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 7556 (media inquiries)
  • Address: Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA