Skip to main content

SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper

Assessing the Government's Proposals to Reform the UK Planning System


This note discusses the UK government’s proposed reforms to the land use planning system. It considers the case for reform and the extent to which the reforms are likely to meet their objectives. It then makes some suggestions on how the National Planning Policy Framework could be improved. It should be read alongside our companion evidence paper: ‘What we know (and don’t know) about the links between planning and economic performance’.


Max Nathan and Henry G. Overman

2 November 2011     Paper Number SERCPP011

Download PDF - Assessing the Government's Proposals to Reform the UK Planning System

This SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Policy Paper is published under the centre's Urban programme.