6 Tests for Planning
Created in collaboration with a coalition of housing, planning, environmental, transport and heritage organisations, these six tests will score the government on how it will achieve its aims set out in the 2021 Planning for the Future White Paper.
The paper builds on the joint Vision for planning published in January 2021. It outlined a vision to build beautiful places where communities participate in local decisions, to deliver more affordable new housing and development in line with climate ambitions, and to protect nature and heritage. Our six tests will determine how far we feel the government has met these goals in its response to the 2021 White Paper consultation.
As well as detailing joint concerns with the planning proposals, we’ve laid out what we believe the government must do to establish a gold-standard planning system that works for people and nature.