The Raynsford Review of Planning: Call for evidence

TCPA & CLES bring the Raynsford Review to Manchester.


  • City Mayor, Paul Dennett, Salford City Council
  • Rt Hon. Nick Raynsford
  • Hugh Ellis, Head of Policy, TCPA

Planning has a vital role to play in securing the long-term well-being of our communities through the delivery of sustainable development. It enables us to make efficient use of resources and infrastructure, offering multiple benefits to society, the environment and the economy.

The Town & Country Planning Association (TCPA) is supporting a cross-sector 18-month task force, chaired by its president, Rt Hon. Nick Raynsford, the highly respected former housing and planning minister. The Raynsford Review is an 18-month review set up to help make the planning system fairer, better resourced and capable of producing quality outcomes, while still encouraging the production of new homes.

What to expect

The event will include a comprehensive introduction to the Raynsford Review – why it is necessary, the core themes, what we would like to achieve and how you can get involved – followed by a short discussion with the audience.

Background papers

Background Paper 1: Creating a blueprint for a new planning system in England
Background Paper 2: The rise and fall of town planning
Provocation Paper 1: Do we have a plan-led system?
Provocation Paper 2: People and planning

How can I submit evidence?

You can submit your evidence in writing, by survey (public only) or by video upload. All details can be found on the TCPA website. Please note that all evidence must be submitted by 31 October 2017.

Date & time

23rd October, 1pm – 3pm



Churchgate House

56 Oxford Street

M1 6EU

How to book

You can reserve a place at the event by emailing with your name, job title (if any¬) and any relevant organisation you belong to. Further details will be emailed to you one week before the event.