Planning Review - April 2010

    April 2010

    Since our last review in January and in time for the general election, the Conservative Party has released their Green Paper on planning. The answer to the perceived problems within the current planning system is, according to the paper, a "reboot" or overhaul of the entire planning system which is labelled as "Open Source Planning". The aim of Open Source Planning is to (1) restore democratic and local control over the planning system; (2) rebalance the system in the favour of sustainable development and (3) produce a simpler, cheaper and less bureaucratic system.