Consultation outcome

Planning for the future

Applies to England

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

The government set out its proposed approach to planning reform, in light of responses to the White Paper, in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and accompanying Policy Paper

Original consultation


Consultation on proposals for reform of the planning system in England

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Consultation description

The Planning for the future consultation proposes reforms of the planning system to streamline and modernise the planning process, bring a new focus to design and sustainability, improve the system of developer contributions to infrastructure, and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.

Please note: Point 4 in Annex A has been updated to outline changes in the privacy notice.


Planning for the future

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Published 6 August 2020
Last updated 5 January 2023 + show all updates
  1. Consultation closed with explanation

  2. Point 4 in Annex A has been updated to outline changes in the privacy notice.

  3. Added html version of the consultation document.

  4. Added web accessible PDF version of the consultation document.

  5. First published.