The planning system has just undergone a big change. The government has introduced new legislation in response to the current coronavirus crisis.
These are exceptional times, and some of this change is needed so we can build hospitals and infrastructure to protect people. But the changes are also leading to a worrying loss of public access to planning decisions.
Developers shouldn’t be allowed to use the pandemic as an opportunity to push through poor planning decisions. Instead, the government should be making sure we’re strengthening planning and elevating local voices so we can build the resilient green future we all want.
We need to build back better, not gamble away the future for a quick cash injection.
Will you stand with us for a democratic planning system? Urge your MP to back the planning system by calling on the Secretary of State for Housing to deliver for people and the countryside.