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Priorities for the planning white paper

Words: Laura Edgar
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Putting people at the heart of placemaking, the reintroduction of strategic planning, speeding up the planning system, and measures to mitigate the climate crisis have all been cited as priorities for the forthcoming planning white paper. It should also provide maximum clarity as soon as possible.

Earlier in March, housing secretary Robert Jenrick outlined a number of measures to reform the English planning system. Prefacing his plan the day after the Budget (11th March), he said its proposals would create a swifter, more efficient planning system that would enable more houses to be built in the places where people want them.Jenrick promised that the white paper would be “ambitious”........
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