Former housing minister of England finds existing planing rules should be scrapped
Former housing minister Nick Raynsford, who chaired the review into planning by the Town and Country Planning Association, explained how the existing planning rules in England should be scrapped as it is no longer able to produce the kind of homes that people need in terms of affordability, health and well-being, according to a new hard hitting report.
Launching the report in London, Raynsford described the current system as built on the back of assertion rather than evidence which results to poor outcomes.
The review calls for a new national body for planning at a wider level and says that a simplified planning system would provide better clarity at a local, regional and national level. Also the inclusion of public’s voice is much important which would regulate development based on the citizen’s interest.