The National Planning Policy Framework will be a central element in government proposals for a reformed planning system. It will replace the raft of existing Planning Policy statements and guidance with one short document intended to 'facilitate sustainable growth’.
Habinteg’s response concentrates on the vital role the planning system has to play in delivering inclusive housing and wider built environment, and improving accessibility to critical services and facilities. Habinteg stresses the growing importance of this as a planning issue for an aging population, and urges the government to set out much stronger objectives to ensure that the planning system plays its full part in delivering a fairer society for disabled and older people.
Read Habinteg's response in full in our Policy and Research section.