Response to National Planning Changes

Planning for the Future: White Paper (August, 2020)

The Government has published its White Paper for planning reform named ‘Planning for the Future’ that covers a package of proposals for the reform of the planning system in England to streamline and modernise the planning process, improve outcomes on design and sustainability, reform developer contributions and reform the Local Plan process.

The White Paper asks a number of questions on those specific issues with a view to changing existing national planning policy and legislation, as well as providing the Government’s approach to those issues, including alternative options in some cases. The Council has provided its formal response to the consultation, which is below:

Changes to the Current Planning System – Consultation Document (August, 2020)

The Government has also recently published a consultation document named ‘Changes to the Current Planning System’ that covers a package of proposals to reform the planning system, including plan-making, development management and development contributions.

The consultation document asks a number of questions on those specific issues with a view to change existing national planning policy and legislation, as well as providing the Government’s approach to those issues, including alternative options in some cases. The Council has provided its formal response to the consultation, which is below: