Rights : Community : Action’s directors, Hugh Ellis and Naomi Luhde-Thompson, will be taking part in this free webinar from Leeds Beckett University Planning School for the Community Planning Alliance.
30 September 2021, 14:00 UK time
The Planning White Paper and proposed Planning Bill will abolish public engagement in development decisions and confine democratic participation to consultation over local plans. These proposals are justified by the claim that public engagement enables minorities to obstruct property development and contributes to raising the cost of housing. This webinar will identify what rights of democratic engagement exist, who can exercise them, what will happen if government proposals go ahead, and what additional rights of participation are needed.