The Society has just made a submission on the Commons Select Committee which is examining the operation of the new planning laws.
The submission focusses on Section 52 of the NPPF which is intended to foster the building of garden cities as a means of delivering large numbers of new homes to people. As the Society is the only body that represents residents in a garden city that is wholly managed by local authorities, it feels it does have a contribution to make to the debate. It makes the point that, for future garden cities to thrive, other supporting changes will also have to be made since, as things currently stand, garden cities are not recognised in law and local authority organisations are not organised to deliver or manage them properly.
A summary of the submission can be found by clicking here.
The full submission can be found by clicking here .
If you wish to see the Select Committee’s web site and the other submissions made, please click here