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How to respond to planning applications: an 8 step guide

Why is the planning system important?

England's planning system shapes new development all over the country, making sure it's positive for people, the economy and the environment. The system exists to ensure that development is in the public interest, weighing up to its economic, environmental and social benefits and drawbacks. It plays a key role in making sure the places where we live and work are attractive, vibrant and well designed.

The planning system can make sure that development supports regeneration which meets the needs of local communities. It can make sure that new development in historic areas into account its surroundings. And it can prevent development where it would cause unacceptable environmental damage. 

If you need information about How to respond to planning applications,  the CPRE in partnership with NALC has an 8-step guide which could provide some guidance and help. The document is part of a series which also include:

How to shape where you live: a guide to neighbourhood planning, and Planning Explained.

The three titles are:

How to respond to planning applications: an 8-step guide

How to shape where you live: a guide to neighbourhood planning

Planning Explained

All three can be found at www.planninghelp.org.uk

 

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