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Good planning is key to our quality of life

25 April 2019
Sustainable economic growth and demographic change must be planned locally as well as nationally. An immediate priority for the next local authorities will be to oversee the local implementation of the National Planning Framework (NPF).
  • The NPF must be implemented effectively through the local development plan process. Local plans must deliver attractive areas to live, with an adequate supply of commercial and residential property.
  • New housing strategies are needed to urgently deliver quality and affordable homes. Local authorities must champion higher density housing, a sensible approach to building height and prioritise urban development.
  • Local authorities must ensure the delivery of key infrastructure projects and encourage new investment through local development and economic strategies, including zoning decisions, local charges and regulations.