Locally led New Towns Act guidance must set high standards

If the locally led New Town Development Corporations are to be successful, then the supporting guidance must meet key tests for people, quality, stewardship and finance, all within a national policy framework enabling authorities to deliverRead more

The key ingredients to creating successful new communities

TCPA Chief Executive Kate Henderson introduces a report on lessons learnt from a decade of new communities in Britain.Read more

The mystery of the vanishing Garden City Principles

The TCPA's Director of Policy, Hugh Ellis, writes about the omission of principles around Garden Cities in the NPPF draft update.Read more

The NPPF will fail again unless it can pass these eight tests

Our Head of Policy, Hugh Ellis, talks about what's needed in the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).Read more

TCPA calls for stronger placemaking requirements in New Towns Act

Read TCPA's response to the current New Towns Act consultationRead more

The Budget is the real test of government's commitment to quality

Our blog on the government's renewed interest in a new generation of garden citiesRead more

OS Open Greenspace – new, free map of all green spaces

Ordnance Survey has launched a map of all publicly accessible greenspaces.Read more

Transforming planning: an agenda for social justice

The tragedy at Grenfell Tower and what must happen next.Read more

Creating great places for happy, healthy kids

Good design is critical for the well-being of children. How do we make sure that our modern habitats nurture and encourage our children, and what are the consequences if they don't?Read more

IFHP Belfast Urban Thinkers Campus: The City For Everyone

The TCPA is delighted to be participating in an Urban Thinkers Campus in Belfast (including a trip to Dublin), run by the International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP) to assist with the implementation of the UN Habitat's New Urban Agenda.Read more