Planning White Paper

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I'm not a planner but am quickly turning in to an honorary 'planorak'.  I am, therefore, as interested as most people in the sector to understand the potential impact of the Government's planning white paper, 'Planning for the future', launched on 6th August.  Here's a quick summary of what the white paper seems to be aiming to achieve and some initial reactions I've picked up in a series of webinars and blogs since the launch. 


So what is the white paper aiming to achieve?  Based on the MHCLG website key reforms of the white paper will mean:


Altough these aspirations seem to be widely welcome, common concerns of planning experts include:


It would be great to hear your thoughts on the white paper and as additional detail is released by the MHCLG.