Planning for People tweetchat

We’re holding a ‘tweetchat’ with Ben Cowell, our Deputy Director of External Affairs, to discuss the Government’s new planning reforms (NPPF) today.
He’ll be taking over our @nationaltrust Twitter feed for an hour to host the discussion.
When? Noon-1pm today (Wednesday 28 March)
How? Please tweet us @nationaltrust using the #planning4ppl hashtag
Ben plans to talk through the following changes to the document and take your questions on why they’re significant:
  1. the primacy of the plan is confirmed, ensuring that development must be consistent with the plan
  2. a better definition of sustainable development, based on the 2005 sustainable development strategy
  3. the insertion of references to the use of brownfield land and the need to promote town centres
  4. removal of the incendiary default ‘yes’ to development where there is no plan
  5. reference to the ‘intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside’, recognising the importance of countryside outside
    designated areas 
  6. confirmation that existing plans will remain in force while the new NPPF is introduced, and that there will be a one-year transition for the preparation of new plans
Feel free to tweet us your questions about other concerns around the NPPF and we’ll try our best to help.
Wondering what’s a tweetchat? 

A Twitter is a pre-arranged chat on Twitter that use an agreed hashtag (in this case, #planning4ppl) to link tweets together in a virtual debate.
They often include a suggested agenda with a specific leader or “speaker” (that’s our Ben Cowell as @nationaltrust) while welcoming a free-flowing discussion between all participants.

Looking forward to your tweets!

Kate Joynes-Burgess, Social Media & Communities Manager for the National Trust

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