THE PLANNING WHITE PAPER

This page brings together Planning's coverage of the planning white paper.

LATEST WHITE PAPER ANALYSIS

The signs that the government may be rowing back on its radical planning agenda

The signs that the government may be rowing back on its radical planning agenda

Many policy-watchers suspect the departure of Dominic Cummings from the heart of Number 10 and widespread backbench opposition will see the government compromise on some of its more radical planning changes outlined in the white paper. However, they expect the broad deregulatory thrust of the measures to remain.

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Tory West Midlands mayor expects 'substantial change' to planning white paper

Conservative West Midlands mayor Andy Street has said that he is expecting "substantial change" to the planning white paper, despite the government being "committed" to the document.

MHCLG chief planner highlights new infrastructure levy, cross boundary planning and 'healthy places' as key themes of white paper responses

The government is looking at measures to support "cross boundary" planning and the creation of "healthy places", alongside measures to ensure the proposed new Infrastructure Levy can "flex for different circumstances", as it moves to refine its planning white paper proposals, the chief planner has said today.

Over half of Tory backbench MPs mooting opposition to government's planning changes, poll reveals

More than half of Conservative backbench MPs say they are or may be considering opposing the government’s changes to the planning system, including those set out in its white paper, a poll carried out on behalf of countryside campaign group CPRE has found.

National Model Design Code may not be issued until early next year, chief planner reveals

The government's National Model Design Code may not be published until early next year, the government's chief planner has revealed, after she told a conference that it should be issued "within the next couple of months”.

Implementation of white paper proposals will take 'a couple of years,’ says chief planner

England’s chief planner Joanna Averley has stressed the long-term nature of policy development under the government’s white paper planning changes and said that details on the next steps for introducing legislation on the proposals still need to be worked out.

MHCLG confirms that proposed new standard housing need method will be 'rebalanced' to focus on urban areas

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has confirmed reports that the government is to revise its proposed new standard housing need method to "rebalance" the so-called 'algorithm' "so that more homes are built in urban areas, particularly in the Midlands and the North".

Why some councils are putting plans on hold in response to the white paper

A handful of councils have so far announced that they are delaying work on their local plans due in whole or in part to the government's white paper proposals for radical changes to the system. The moves have prompted worries about other authorities following suit leading to a slowdown in plan preparation and housing delivery.

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