Planning for people
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Effective land use planning is essential if we are to make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive.
Civic volunteers are the most numerous participants in the planning system and Civic Voice has a keen interest in the Coalition Government’s planning reforms. The Localism Bill promises to “radically reform the planning system to give neighbourhoods far more ability to determine the shape of the places in which their inhabitants live”. Civic societies have been asking for this for years. We are keen to see workable reforms which will bring it about.
National planning policies are also being reviewed and these have a strong emphasis on growth. We are campaigning to make sure local communities and their environment are at the heart of planning.
Locally civic societies get more involved in planning issues than anyone else. More and more civic societies are setting out visions for their area and getting involved in plans for their neighbourhood – raising the bar and setting out the expectations of the local community for councils, landowners, business and investors to meet. Have a look at some examples on the right.
Let us know what you think we can do to improve planning for everyone – sign up to be kept in touch and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org