Resources and events


Democratic Engagement in Planning: What Next…?

September 30, 2021 2:00 pm

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. Democratic Engagement in Planning: what next for public participation in plan-making and development decisions? 30 September 2021, 14:00 UK time The Planning White Paper and … Continued

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Webinar: Find out more about Permitted Development Rights

April 15, 2021 6:00 pm

Ask a planning expert your questions on the government’s reforms to the planning system – particularly on Permitted Development Rights. The UK government has hugely increased the scope of what is called ‘permitted development’ rights (PDR) – that is development where there is no need to submit a planning application. Since the summer, property developers … Continued

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Webinar: Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law

March 24, 2021 5:00 pm

Rights : Community : Action director Alex Goodman was one of the participants in a webinar looking at the prospects for legal action by and on behalf of communities devastated by rising sea levels.  The webinar was organised by the British Institute of International and Competitive Law (BIICL). Since the mid-2000s, several domestic legal systems … Continued

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Webinar: Save the Planning Act

September 18, 2020 6:00 pm

The Government has decided to hand over even more power to developers in its Planning White Paper proposals. It’s already changed the law to make it easier for developers to turn offices into homes without asking for permission from the council, something which we are challenging. These changes are bad for local democracy, the quality of … Continued

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Webinar: Ideas and Perspectives for a Climate Emergency Bill

April 2, 2020 12:00 am

The webinar discussed the legal developments in the field of climate change from a comparative perspective, focusing on the legislative solutions which are being developed in other legal systems, and exploring the opportunities that have arisen and the challenges and constraints faced. Chair: Richard Drabble QC, Landmark Chambers Speakers Baroness Worthington, House of Lords Alex … Continued

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Permitted Development Rights

The Government’s changes to Permitted Development Rights (PDRs) are the vanguard of its dangerous attack on the democratic planning system in England. Briefing  Download briefing: Permitted Development Rights Video explainer In this explainer, Hugh Ellis (Policy Director, Town & Country Planning Association) and Naomi Luhde-Thompson (Director, Rights : Community : Action) explain what’s in store … Continued

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Climate Emergency Bill: Resources

Climate change is the gravest crisis we face. You can find out more about our proposal for a Climate Emergency Law below.

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