Planning for the Future


This consultation seeks any views on each part of a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England to streamline and modernise the planning process, improve outcomes on design and sustainability, reform developer contributions and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed. The proposals cover plan-making, development management, development contributions, and other related policy proposals.

Views are sought for specific proposals and the wider package of reforms presented.

To view the ‘Planning for the Future’ consultation document click here

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is consulting on changes to planning policy and legislation. These proposals relate to England only.

This consultation is open to everyone. We are keen to hear from a wide range of interested parties from across the public and private sectors, as well as from the general public.

The Government is mindful of its responsibility to have regard to the potential impact of any proposal on the Public Sector Equality Duty. In each part of the consultation we would invite any views on the duty. We are also seeking views on the potential impact of the package as a whole on the Public Sector Equality Duty.

This consultation will begin on 06 August 2020 and will close at 23.45 Thursday 29th October 2020.

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