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Planning for the future

9 Nov 2020

Local Trust has submitted evidence to the government about its new planning white paper.

This response feeds back the views of Big Local partnership members and workers who have contacted us about the White Paper and the likely impact of its proposals on their communities. A number participated in a workshop and seminar session to explore the key themes in the paper and what it means for community power, together with planning experts, and two senior MHCLG officials: Joanna Averley, Chief Planner and Andy Von Bradsky, Head of Architecture.

This submission has also been informed by research with five communities examining their experience of working with developers called ‘Developing Potential: Lessons from community experiences of regeneration’. However, it is not a statement of Local Trust policy, rather it is a summary of the issues that have emerged in our research and consultation work with Big Local partnerships themselves.