Research report: ‘London - Planning for a Just City? Exploring how local planning authorities are embedding equality and inclusion in planning policy’

This research report explores how local planning authorities in London are embedding equality and inclusion in planning policy and plan-making processes.


The report presents a series of findings and recommendations structured under the following themes:

  • The aims and ambitions of planning
  • Meaningful public participation in planning processes
  • Meaningful consideration of how planning policies impact different groups of people differently
  • Embedding inclusion and equality within thematic policy areas
  • Local authority resources, skills and diversity
  • Addressing the undermining of Local Plan policy

Background

The report was developed as part of the  ‘Planning for inclusive communities in London’ project. This was an 18 month project supported by Trust for London, which ran from mid- 2018 to late 2019.

The project had two key objectives:

  • To research how local planning authorities in London are embedding equality and inclusion in planning policy.
  • To lead a programme of training and engagement events with communities and the public sector on how the planning system can better contribute to tacking poverty and inequality. 

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