Land use & planning
Why do we care?
As a charity rooted in the belief that places matter to people, we see land-use planning as a key tool in the creation of great places for people to live, work and play.
An effective planning system guides good, necessary development to the right places, making an important contribution to prosperity and growth. It ensures that poorly designed developments and those in the wrong place don’t get built. It delivers the new homes, shops and services that communities want, where they want them. And it protects the things that matter to us all; from much-loved open spaces, green fields and productive agricultural land to our historic city centres, towns and villages.
The Trust is a frequent participant in the planning system, and we recognise the importance of a fair and balanced decision-making process. We support a plan-led system as a means of providing certainty and confidence, and a way to deliver good development which meets long term needs.
Other bloggers talking about planning include:
- Andrew Lainton
- Regeneration and Renewal – Planning magazine blog
- NewStart magazine blogs
- Bloggers around Sustainability and the Build Environment
- Planning news from Action for Market Towns