Press release: Raynsford Review of Planning final report published

In a landmark assessment of the English planning system former housing minister Nick Raynsford has warned that planning has been reduced to a ‘chaotic patchwork’ of responsibilities which is not compatible with promoting the health, wellbeing and civil rights of communities.Read more

Press release: Expansion of permitted development is a threat to vulnerable people

The TCPA has published a press release on the planned expansion of permitted development.Read more

Press release: Planning system failing people in greatest need, report finds

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

Press release: Government must radically change planning policy to deal with climate change

The TCPA responds to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC's) special report on Climate Change at 1.5°C.Read more

Press Release: Government announces strategy for new generation of garden communities

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has welcomed the government’s recommitment to the Garden City Principles in the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).Read more

Press release: APPG calls on Government to put New Towns centre stage in Budget

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on New Towns, of which the TCPA is a member, has written to the Chancellor with three key asks of the 2018 Autumn Budget:Read more

Press release: TCPA welcomes government’s recommitment Garden City Principles and climate change in NPPF

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has welcomed the government’s recommitment to the Garden City Principles in the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)Read more

Press release: 98% of councils say new development does not meet affordable housing policy

New research by the TCPA, funded by the Nationwide Foundation, has found that only 2% of councils report that development in their area meets requirements for affordable housing.Read more

Press release: Major planning bodies unite to tackle climate change

Press release on the TCPA and RTPI's guidance document on tackling climate change through planning policy and legislation.Read more

Press release: Former housing minister calls for transformation of English planning

Press release on the Raynsford Review of Planning interim report, which makes nine provisional recommendations to government based on findings collected over the last year.Read more