Guidance for the Community

How the community can get involved in the planning process, through their NPN planning groups, at the earliest stage, so that they can be most effective

Guidance for the Developer

How the developer can use early community involvement through Neighbourhood Planning Network groups to improve certainty in their planning application process

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Information on planning policy and design guidance and how to respond to planning application cases at pre application, application or appeal stages

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November 5, 2017

Viability appraisals are to be made a planning application requirement in Bristol

At the next Development Control Committee B meeting on 8th November 2017, the head of Development Management is presenting a paper to the committee asking for approval of the requirement for a viability report to be submitted as part of a major application. This is in response to the issue of current residential development proposals […]

October 24, 2017

Raynsford Review

The Raynsford Review of Planning has been set up to identify how the Government can reform the English planning system to make it fairer, better resourced and capable of producing quality outcomes, while still encouraging the production of new homes. It will be informed by a task force┬áchaired by former planning minister Nick Raynsford and […]

November 6, 2016

Delivering the value of planning

The Royal Town Planning Institute has published a report on the value of planning and its contribution to sustainable economic growth. You can read the report here.