The Three Pillars of the Planning White Paper: Pillar Two – Planning for beautiful and sustainable places

In this, the second bulletin in our series, we take a look at Pillar Two of the "Planning for the Future" White Paper – planning for beautiful and sustainable places. In this Pillar, the government sets out its vision for how a reformed planning system can enable the creation of beautiful places, protect and enhance the environment, and support the country's efforts to combat climate change and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The White Paper highlights the importance of planning as a tool with which to create visions of place, engaging communities and fostering high quality development. Planning should, we're told, not be satisfied with "no net harm", and instead should generate net gains for the quality of the built and natural environment.

No doubt these are ambitious aims – but how does the government propose to achieve them?

Read more: The Three Pillars of the Planning White Paper: Pillar Two – Planning for beautiful and sustainable places


Click here to read our first bulletin – "Pillar One – Planning for development".


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