Planning for the Future White Paper - our response

The second Government planning White Paper - Planning for the Future - closed for consulation response on 29 October 2020.

We in CPRE Northamptonshire see many positive goals expressed in the preamble to the substantive proposals of the White Paper.  However, although the substantive proposals do contain some positive measures, we do not consider that they reflect the goals expressed.  

The primary focus of the proposals seems to be simply to reduce the ability of local communities and LPAs to shape the nature of identified development sites within their locality.

This is our response in full to the consultation for Planning for the Future.  The views expressed in this response are those of CPRE Northamptonshire, an autonomous charity independent from our national body, CPRE The Countryside Charity.