Fiona Howie, Chief Executive of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), said: 

"As the Conservative manifesto recognised, we have to build the homes and communities the nation needs, better support existing places to prosper and take radical action to lead the global fight against climate change. The TCPA is clear that planning can and should be the catalyst to enable that change. But there are a number of changes that are needed to make sure it is capable of delivering better outcomes for people, including higher quality new homes.

"We look forward to having an opportunity to talk to the new Government about the changes we believe are necessary and working with them to help new and existing communities to be more socially just, healthier and sustainable."


Notes to editors

  1. The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) is an independent campaigning charity calling for more integrated planning based on the principles of accessibility, sustainability, diversity and community cohesion. For more information on the TCPA, click here.
  2. For further information, please contact Jack Mulligan at the TCPA on 07825707546 or [email protected].