Planning changes would silence local voices. Act Now!

The Government is currently consulting on major changes to the planning system:
Changes to the Current Planning System – this paper sets out proposed changes to the way local housing need will be calculated.
Consultation runs until 1 October 2020.
Planning White Paper – this paper describes the introduction of zoning of land (for growth, renewal or protection) and the ‘streamlining’ of local input, as well as proposals around design, infrastructure funding and digitisation of the planning system.
Consultation runs until 29 October 2020.
NNGO has concerns that local democracy will be lost, the zonal system will not protect our green spaces and that imposed housing numbers will not fulfill local need.
Read the NNGO response here.