The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA)’s Raynsford review of planning has issued a call for evidence. The review aims to identify how the Government can reform the planning system to make it fairer, better resourced and capable of tackling the major challenges which confront the nation.
The task force is keen to hear from a broad range of professionals, public agencies, interest groups and members of the general public. You can respond in the following ways:
Submit evidence as text to the Call for Evidence (maximum 1,500 words per theme).
Complete a short survey of public attitudes to planning here.
Send a three-minute ‘soapbox’ video on your experiences and insight.
Questions of relevance to heritage include:
How inclusive and effective are current approaches to community involvement in planning?
To what extent has the greater use of permitted development for the conversion of buildings met the objectives of sustainable development?
Does the planning system contribute to achieving sustainable development in the long-term public interest?
The Heritage Alliance will be responding in due course.
Respond by the deadline of 31 October 2017.