The CBI has responded to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Planning White Paper ‘Planning for the Future’, which was published in August and closed at the end of October. The CBI’s response sets out how, handled well, a transformed planning system can deliver greener homes, better connected communities and new opportunities for growth and prosperity driven by the right development.
The CBI’s response brought together a varied mix of members from across the business landscape who contributed hugely valuable thoughts and insight. During our engagement with MHCLG directly, we were pleased to hear that the Ministry would be continuing to engage with stakeholders, residents and businesses to develop the proposals in the Planning White Paper further as it approaches legislation.
The CBI’s consultation response drew on insights from its members across a range of industries and focuses on the following key points: