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

Building the future: the TCPA's manifesto for the 2017 general election

The TCPA reports on the challenges we face as a nation and what the next government must do to address Britain's housing crisis.


Author: Jack Mulligan

Green Infrastructure Resource Library - a free, searchable database


Author: Hilde Steinacker


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.



Planning for the climate challenge

A 2016 study into climate change implementation in local spatial plans in England


Author: Claire Porter

Housing White Paper 2017

Read the TCPA's briefing on the Government's Housing White Paper


Author: Katy Lock

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.


Author: Claire Porter

from the blog

upcoming events

  • How do we manage the homes we build?

    Practical considerations of setting up stewardship models, management and tenant engagement arrangements for new developments. Read more

  • Connecting utilities to new large-scale developments

    This seminar will look at the issue from a cross sector of views to establish how local authorities can help to ensure that utilities planning and delivery are aligned with the development of large-scale new communities. Read more