‘There should not be a fast track for beauty’: Betts Committee reports on The Future of the Planning System in England

“The government’s aim of developing a planning system that enables buildings to be built more quickly and with greater input from local communities is welcome, but it is far from clear how the current proposals will achieve this,” explains Clive Betts, Chair of the influential Housing, Communities & Local Government Committee. “The government’s three areas proposal needs to be reconsidered.”