Planning, building and the environment
Planning for a Sustainable Future: White Paper - Summary

Planning for a Sustainable Future: White Paper - Summary

Published 21 May 2007
Type(s) Legislation and policy
Site Planning, building and the environment
Product code 07 HC 04629/a
Price Free

Summary

The White Paper sets out our detailed proposals for reform of the planning system, building on Kate Barker's recommendations for improving the speed, responsiveness and efficiency in land use planning, and taking forward Kate Barker's and Rod Eddington's proposals for reform of major infrastructure planning.

It proposes reforms on how we take decisions on nationally significant infrastructure projects - including energy, waste, waste-water and transport - responding to the challenges of economic globalisation and climate change.

It also proposes further reforms to the Town and Country Planning system, building on the recent improvements to make it more efficient and more responsive.

This summary outlines the key proposals in Planning for a Sustainable Future. A copy of the full White Paper is available from a link on the right.

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