B50: Planning for a Sustainable Future: White Paper

14th June 2007.

The White Paper on planning, Planning for a Sustainable Future, launched on the 21st May 2007, was an opportunity for the Government to propose the necessary changes to our current planning system, and address the shortfalls identified in recent reports, in particular the Barker Review of Land Use Planning and the Eddington Transport Study. The Planning White Paper was also seen as an opportunity for Government to respond to the recommendations made by the Lyons Inquiry into Local Government and the Local Government White Paper.

This bulletin will therefore seek to provide: – an overview of the planning White Paper with a particular focus on the recommendations made by the Government, – an analysis of the immediate reactions to these recommendations from a range of the sectors concerned, and – a study of the major implications that these recommendations will have for local government and regeneration practitioners.