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Land Use Planning

The Land Use Planning Working Group acts to conserve the natural and historic environment by seeking improvements to the national planning system for the benefit of biodiversity, landscape and people. The Group works to ensure that the reform of the planning regime in England helps to deliver better protection and enhancement of the natural environment as a key component of sustainable development.

Chair: Victoria Bankes Price, Woodland Trust
Policy and Campaigns Manager: Emma Pereira, Link

Update from the group:

This month the Group submitted its response to the Right Homes in the Right Places consultation. While the consultation is an important step to ensure that housing is delivered where it is needed, the Group is concerned that the current approach does not emphasise the importance of putting nature at the heart of planning, to provide quality homes and communities.

The Group also met with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), discussing the capacity within Local Authorities for ecological and archaeological expertise, Brexit implications on planning legislation, and the upcoming review of the National Planning Policy Framework.

For further information, contact Emma Pereira, Link’s Policy and Campaigns Manager.

Last updated: 01 December 2017