Planning for the Future – consultation opens 6th August 2020


sarah brooke-taylor


Planning for the Future sets the government’s plans for housing and planning following the announcements in the 2020 Budget.

It is a Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) consultation on a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England, covering plan-making, development management, development contributions, and other related policy proposals.

Views are sought for specific proposals and the wider package of reforms presented to streamline and modernise the planning process, improve outcomes on design and sustainability, reform developer contributions and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.

This consultation will last for 12 weeks from 6 August 2020 (until 29th October).

For any enquiries about the consultation please contact

You may respond by going to
Alternatively you can email your response to the questions in this consultation to
If you are responding in writing, please make it clear which questions you are responding to.
Written responses should be sent to:
Planning for the Future Consultation, Planning Directorate, 3rd Floor, Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF.
When you reply it would be very useful if you confirm whether you are replying as an individual or submitting an official
response on behalf of an organisation and include:
• your name,
• your position (if applicable), and
• the name of organisation (if applicable).