Labour’s policy on infrastructure planning

Today a consultation closes on how Labour propose to change the system we have for planning long-term infrastructure need in the UK. Sir John Armitt, the Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, has been drawing up proposals for the party, and the National Trust has been commenting on these. This matters to us because, whether…

Two years on: how’s the NPPF faring?

Two years after the National Planning Policy Framework was implemented the Communities and Local Government Committee in Parliament is having a look at it to see how it’s working on the ground. The National Trust fed their views into the creation of the NPPF and we’ve been giving feedback to the committee as part of…

National Trust Response to Lyons Housing Review

We welcome that Sir Michael Lyons’ review does not propose a further shake up of national planning policies, and recognises that many of the problems with undersupply of housing lie with the market rather than failures of the planning system.   We agree that the nation needs more homes, and will look carefully at proposals…

Proposed HS2 route

Can you dig it? Developing Our Archaeological Knowledge

In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures. So it seems certain that there are going to be those who are worried about the archaeological impact…

Kent Downs

Is the Government’s Planning Framework delivering on the PM’s promises to the Trust?

In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures. For those of you out there who haven’t come across it the National Planning Policy Framework (or the…