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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.

 

Reports, special reports and government responses

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First Report - The future of the planning system in England
Inquiry The future of the planning system in England
HC 38
Report
Response to this report
The Future of the Planning System in England: Government Response to the Select Committee Report
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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7 December 2020
Inquiry The future of the planning system in England
Oral Evidence
23 November 2020
Inquiry The future of the planning system in England
Oral Evidence
9 November 2020
Inquiry The future of the planning system in England
Oral Evidence
IEMA - Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (FPS0168)
Inspired Villages (FPS0167)
CPRE - The Countryside Charity (FPS0165)

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