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EMC Responds to the Planning White Paper Consultation

The EMC Executive Board met on the 25th September 2020 and agreed to respond to the Government’s Planning White Paper consultation.  In doing so the Executive Board agreed to focus on key issues of common concern across the local government family, rather than detailed points which are better addressed by individual local authorities.

EMC’s response offers constructive challenge in a number of areas while accepting the need for reform to the planning system.  In taking forward the Government’s thinking over the coming months, there is an important opportunity to work closely with local government and within spirit, EMC has offered to work with the Minister and officials to help develop a planning reform agenda that delivers the outcomes we all want for our communities.

EMC’s response is available here: