Chair: Rebecca Pullinger, The Woodland Trust
Vice Chair: Carl Bunnage, RSPB
Link: Emma Clarke, Policy and Information Coordinator
With new levelling up or planning legislation expected in the latter half of this year, Link's Land Use Planning Group will continue to highlight how planning can make a positive contribution to nature's recovery, rather than perpetuating the sustained habitat loss seen over recent decades. Link is also a part of the 'Better planning coalition' in collaboration with 17 other organisations from across the nature, housing, transport and heritage sectors and will advocate for this coalition's new vision for planning. Link's priorities for planning legislation can be found here. Our most recent briefing on how the planning system can deliver better for nature, climate and people can be found here.
The LUPG continues to advocate for our proposals on SEA and EIA, as set out in this briefing on success criteria and this briefing on a new framework for environmental assessment, as the Government indicated its intention to review these processes as a part of the wider planning reforms.
Recently the Land Use Planning Group responded to a consultation on the Government's review of the energy National Policy Statements and responded to a survey on the review of the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects review.
For further information, contact Emma Clarke, Link's Policy and Information Coordinator.
Last updated: 29 April 2022
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