Achievable Legacy Reforms

Planning policy and practice is falling apart: the admin system is broken; council planning officers are too often disrespected and committee decisions are often wilfully irresponsible; there is a mass migration of planners to the private sector; the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) is overwhelmed and inconsistent; and populist planning reform proposals in the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill are nearly as impractical and divisive as those in the late, unlamented Planning for the Future White Paper produced by Boris Johnson’s first government in 2020/21. Oh, what a mess!

Read David’s Off the Fence article for the TCPA in full here.