ADEPT seeks to work with government to develop a locally engaged, simplified and responsive planning system that will create healthier, sustainable and inclusive places. To achieve this, funding mechanisms must ensure all areas of the country have the right investment in homes and critical infrastructure, regardless of land value.
We want to see a collaborative planning system that puts addressing climate change, biodiversity net gain, and tackling inequality at its heart. Planning must support local regeneration through enabling the green economy, employment and skills to create resilient places and communities.
Communities, represented by local democracy and leadership, are the backbone of successful places. Good planning requires local place knowledge, accountability and the ability of communities to have a real say in the future of their towns, cities and neighbourhoods.