The Raynsford Review of Planning, set up to identify how the government can reform the English planning system to make it ‘fairer, better resourced and capable of producing quality outcomes, while still encouraging the production of new homes’, has issued its interim report, with the review team seeking a final round of feedback on Report’s 9 propositions by Friday 29 June.
In the Foreword to the interim report the Rt Hon. Nick Raynsford, President of the TCPA and Chair of the Review, writes:
‘Planning has become a focus for bitter controversy. As a service which seeks to achieve the optimum outcome from often conflicting pressures, planning inevitably attracts differing points of view, and always has. But the ferocity of the divisions which characterise today’s debates on planning, together with the scale of public disenchantment with its processes and outcomes, are, in my experience, unprecedented.’
For consultation responses please email RaynsfordReview@tcpa.org.uk with your responses, clearly identifying your details.