We campaign for the reform of the UK's planning system to make it more responsive to people's needs and aspirations and to promote sustainable development

Housing White Paper: Time to update the New Towns Act

The forthcoming Housing White Paper provides a once in a generation opportunity to put in place measures to address the housing crisis - this includes modernising the New Towns Act

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Author: Katy Lock

Planning4People

The planning system was invented to help provide a good home, for everyone, in a healthy, thriving place. But in the last few decades something has gone badly wrong.

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Secretary of State backs large scale housing growth

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government showed his support for local councils driving the delivery of large scale development. Addressing a meeting of the TCPA New Communities Group, the Minister said housing was his “number one priority”.

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Author: Alex House

Garden City Principles

The Garden City principles are a distillation of the key elements that have made the Garden City model of development so successful, articulated for a 21st century context.

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Author: Claire Porter

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  • TCPA Conference: 'Planning for an ageing population'

    We know that people are living longer - but what are the implications for the way we plan places? Read more

  • What should planning be like in 2040 – planning for everybody, or planning with everybody?

    There is increasingly widespread agreement that planning is disconnected from the communities it is supposed to serve. What should be done to address this? What needs to change in order for people to have a meaningful role in shaping the places in which they live and work? Read more