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
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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- Guidance for councils was also developed as part of this project – ‘Beyond box-ticking: A short guide to meaningfully assessing Local plan policy impacts on equality and inclusion’
- If you would like to find out more about this project, particularly on the research findings and recommendations then we would be very happy to discuss further. Please contact Koen Rutten at email@example.com for further information.
- Please note that the datasets that sit behind the summarised Local Plan analysis in Appendix 3 of the research report can be made available on request. Please contact Koen Rutten at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.