Planning for the Future Consultation

The Planning for the future consultation proposes reforms of the planning system to streamline and modernise the planning process, bring a new focus to design and sustainability, improve the system of developer contributions to infrastructure, and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.

This consultation seeks any views on each part of a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England. 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.

This consultation is open to everyone. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is keen to hear from a wide range of interested parties from across the public and private sectors, as well as from the general public.

You can respond to the consultation online, or via email at:

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


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