In August 2020, the Government published a white paper Planning for the Future in which it set out proposals to overhaul the planning system.
The proposals included arrangements for more community engagement in the creation of local plans but removed some of the existing opportunities for community scrutiny and comment on planning applications as they are brought forward.
Needless to say, the proposals caused a huge amount of debate, and not just within the civic movement. YHACS discussed the proposals with our members and also other civic societies across the country via Civic Voice before submitting our own response to the Government.
You can read what we said here.