HBF officially responded to the Barker Review of Land Use Planning to Communities and Local Government on 5th March.
The response welcomes the recommendations that suggest planning should be used as a positive tool for change. However, issues such as how to pay for the planning system, and, in particular, the appeals process, require considerable further discussion with government if we are to avoid unforeseen or perverse outcomes of any future policy change.
Responses to the Barker Review will inform the content of the Planning White Paper, due to be published in Spring 2007.
Click to download the Government's Barker Review of Land Use Planning