Title: Planning for a Sustainable Future - White Paper 
Resource Type: document --> policy documents 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2007 
Author 1/Producer: Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) 
Other Authors/Producers: Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Department of Trade and Industry; Department for Transport 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
ISBN: 978 0 10 170942 2 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1510503  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 1.4 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Brownfields
Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Short description: This White Paper proposes major reforms of the country’s planning system to make it fit to tackle new challenges in the 21st century - speeding up the system alongside improved community consultation. The wide-ranging White Paper has four key pillars: A better, quicker system to decide major infrastructure projects with enhanced community engagement and an improved level of expertise. Simplifying the local planning system for householders to make it far easier to make home improvements like extensions and conservatories, where there is little or no impact on neighbours. Planning playing a bigger role in tackling climate change. Ensuring the planning system continues to support vibrant town centres. The Government also pledged a new commitment to protect the green belt. The White Paper makes clear previously developed brown field land must remain the clear priority for housing development with our parks and green spaces protected. The simplifying of the local planning system for householders will allow councils to focus on strategic priorities such as more homes for future generations and tackling climate change. The White Paper will bring in a new system for dealing with major infrastructure decisions (transport, water, waste and energy) with community consultation locked into every stage of the process. 
Link to Organisation(s): DCLG Department for Communities and Local Government
Link to News Items(s):   UK White Paper on Changes to the Planning Regime
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 24/05/2007

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