Planning 2020 - the Raynsford Review
‘Planning 2020’, the report of the Raynsford Review of Planning in England has now been published. It highlights the six key characteristics needed for a fit-for-purpose planning system, and puts forward 24 recommendations grouped under nine propositions.
The review was chaired by the Rt Hon Nick Raynsford, former housing and planning minister, managed by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), and funded mainly by CPRE and the planning consultancy David Lock Associates. CPRE's director of campaigns and policy Tom Fyans, who was on the review steering group, spoke at one of the many launch events, the TCPA’s conference on Thursday 22 November.
While the focus of the report is perhaps a little dominated by the development of the planning system and a response to some of the most pressing problems caused by changes to the system since 2010, it does offer an excellent explanation of how we have got to where we are and what could be done about that.
National CPRE is now looking at how we can embody the 24 recommendations in our planning campaigning work, in particular focusing on how planning should focus on the public interest, improving democratic accountability, and of course our usual focus on ensuring that the rural/countryside angle is properly represented. Planning Network members can join in the discussion here.