Planning for Affordable Housing

This guidance document explains how councils can play a leading role in solving the housing crisis by using their planning powers to secure more social and affordable homes. Read more

Planning for Affordable Housing

The TCPA's work with the Nationwide Foundation shows that homes in deprived areas of the country suffer disproportionately as a result of the planning system. Read more

Building for the future: the role of county councils in meeting housing need

In this TCPA and CCN report we look at the important role county and unitary authorities are playing in meeting national housing need. Read more

Delivering affordable homes in a changing world

The latest in a series of research collaborations between the TCPA and the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) looks at the effectiveness of housing and planning policy from the perspective of UK local authorities. Read more

Government must listen to concerns of local government to secure affordable housing

New research by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) highlights concerns raised by councils about the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the delivery of affordable housing Read more

How can councils secure the delivery of more affordable homes?

The TCPA has launched a report on the findings of a major project on how councils are innovating to deliver more affordable homes. Read more

Building homes, creating communities

Helping councils develop innovative solutions to meet housing need. Read more

Building homes together

New report on case studies of local leadership and innovation Read more


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. Read more

Cities are Crucial

This Tomorrow Series Paper, on urban policy is of its time – balanced and designed to promote discussion, with emphatically no political axe to grind. It will both contribute to a national debate on spreading prosperity across the country and, hopefully, feed into the work of agencies. Read more