Rapleys LLP has been following the Government’s proposed reforms to the planning system closely since the White paper and the proposed changes to the current system were published in early August. The principle of reforming the system is overdue and structural reform is necessary.

Our submissions to the first consultation can be found here; they are based on an analysis of every LPA in England and the implications of a more targeted standard methodology for determining housing figures.

We will be making further submissions to the White Paper consultation later this month.

If you would like to find out more, or if we can help please get in touch with Town Planning Partners Tony Clements, Duncan Parr, Sarah Smith, Richard Sykes-Popham or Neil Jones.