Planning White Paper 2020

31st August 2020
An unprecedented attack is under way upon the local scrutiny and accountability of the planning decisions that affect the places we live in and care about. This comes from the heart of a central Government that has bought the myth that planning is an obstacle to growth.

We have been working hard to help communities and Neighbourhood Forum groups have their say on the proposals. You can find out all about these activities on our Planning White Paper 2020 webpage.

CPRE’s planning consultant Andrew Wood has made a video about how the Planning White Paper proposals may impact our Local Democracy.  We and other CPRE branches and conservation groups across the country have found it helpful.

We are also offering a support webinar, to help community groups with practical support in responding to the White Paper. It is complicated. We are offering our support to unravel some of the muddle, and to help people have their voices heard. The webinar is free, and open to anyone, West Yorkshire and beyond. Because the potential impact of these proposals are wide reaching – and everyone is struggling with similar challenges. As an attack on Local Democracy, this is a ‘local issue’ which is relevant to everyone across the country.

CPRE West Yorkshire, have designed a flyer, so that people can share this information with their local communities, and Andrew has written a blog post which explores our concerns.

Lets help each other, and lets get talking about the Planning White Paper 2020.