Proposed changes to the planning system
Proposed changes to planning regulations were published in the Government White Paper, Planning for the Future, on the 6th of August 2020 along with a consultation that closed on the 29th of October 2020.
Bat Conservation Trust has provided a detailed response to the governments consultation and you can find that HERE.
BCT recognises the need for more affordable housing, but any reform of the planning system needs to be done in a way that is sensitive to the needs of local communities and avoids impacts on the environment and wildlife. We have previously highlighted our concerns around the proposals (available HERE) and many of you have added your voices to ours – thank you for your support.