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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
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
HC 38
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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7 December 2020
Inquiry The future of the planning system in England
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Oral Evidence
23 November 2020
Inquiry The future of the planning system in England
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Oral Evidence
9 November 2020
Inquiry The future of the planning system in England
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Oral Evidence
FPS0168 - The future of the planning system in England
Witnesses IEMA - Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Written Evidence
FPS0167 - The future of the planning system in England
Witnesses Inspired Villages
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Written Evidence
FPS0165 - The future of the planning system in England
Witnesses CPRE - The Countryside Charity
Committees Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
Written Evidence