The Three Pillars of the Planning White Paper: Pillar One - Planning for development

In early August, to much fanfare and the promise of "radical reform", the government published the "Planning for the Future" White Paper, setting out its route map to overhaul the planning system in England. The stated aims are laudable – who doesn't want a "simpler, faster and more predictable system"? But have the key proposals really delivered all that they promised?

The White Paper is far-reaching and the proposed reforms will have an impact on the entire current planning system – from the beginning of the plan-making stage until development is underway.  This doesn’t, though, mean that there aren’t some significant gaps around how key elements of the proposals would work and important questions remain unanswered. 

In this series of bulletins we aim to decipher and analyse each of the key proposals put forward before the deadline of 29 October for the submission of consultation responses, starting with those in "Pillar One – Planning for development".

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