6th August 2020

We are carefully considering the Government’s announcements regarding changes to the planning system. The changes proposed are significant and will affect many aspects including the way designated landscapes are treated, the role of local planning authorities, how the public can engage with the system and the means by which developers contribute to delivering affordable housing and infrastructure. There are certainly some areas of concern but others that have scope to be positive, depending on detail yet to be published and which will be the subject of further consultations.

We will be issuing a fuller statement in due course, as well as preparing a response to the consultation.  You can find out more about the proposals and respond to the consultation here https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/planning-for-the-future