England is one of the most crowded countries in the world. Over 90 per cent of our population lives in urban areas covering just eight per cent of the land area. This makes how we plan for, and make decisions about, the future of our cities, towns and countryside extremely important. Read more about Planning...
In this section
In this section you will find planning guidance and policy documents, research and statistics and links to other related sites which further explain the planning system. See especially DCLG’s Planning Portal, a one-stop source of information for the general public, planners and local authorities.