The IHBC has submitted its comprehensive response to England’s Planning for the Future White Paper, highlighting that the planning system may need reform and simplification but not complete redesign, and that a more dynamic system for local plans, involving frequent and regular reviews, could address recognised problems there.
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…planning system needs only reform and simplification…
…introduction of a dynamic system where approved local plans are subsequently reviewed…
The IHBC writes:
- The planning system needs only reform and simplification not complete redesign.
- The very major successes the planning system has secured should be acknowledged and used as the foundation for change. It has achieved significant protection for much of our countryside and for the best of our historic buildings, villages, towns and cities. The planning system has been successful for the adaptation and re-use of listed and historic buildings, the enhancement of conservation areas and the promotion of conservation-led regeneration
- Local Plans have taken too long to be completed in the past. IHBC recommends that consideration is given to introduction of a dynamic system where approved local plans are subsequently reviewed at frequent and regular intervals. The major plan-making exercise would only need to be carried out once and plans would always be relatively up to date.
See the IHBC’s full response to the White Paper HERE
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