As the national voice for local government, the LGA is calling for councils to have the tools, powers and flexibilities required to plan for and deliver the quality homes and places communities need. Rather than overhauling the planning system, building on existing partnerships within the market will lead to longer-term and more sustainable solutions to support local ambitions.
Overhauling, or deregulating the current planning system and introducing new nationally-prescribed permitted development rights will disempower communities and local councils and thwart their ability to make decisions based on local knowledge and evidence. Local, inclusive solutions will promote a fair and just social, environmental and economic recovery for all.
To achieve a locally-led planning recovery the LGA is calling for the following overarching changes.