Response to the Planning White Paper (PWP)

Please find attached BEAG’s response to the Planning White Paper (PWP). In proposing to tear down the existing planning system, the PWP poses a serious threat to local engagement and democracy, to the countryside and to the wider environment.

The proposal to identify growth zones has particular implications for North Buckinghamshire and other counties that fall within the proposed Oxford to Cambridge “arc”.

There is still time to respond, if you haven’t done so already. The consultation ends at 11:45pm on Thursday 29th October. The Town and Country Planning Association has produced a very useful community guide on how to respond, which you can access here.

You can access the consultation itself here. It’s not necessary to comment on everything, or to complete the consultation survey. An email to planningforthefuture@communities.gov.uk will be fine.

Planning White Paper- BEAG response