Planning reform is here, but where's net zero?

clock • 4 min read

In its current form, the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill misses a major opportunity to align the national planning system with climate goals, writes the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)’s Philip Box

"The planning system will be reformed". It was a small, seemingly innocent sentence in the Queen's Speech. Yet it is one with big implications for delivering net zero. After the government's previous...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Access our Intelligence Reports and exclusive data-rich studies on business-critical aspects of the green economy (BG Advanced members only)
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Legislation

Credit: European Union, 2023

EU plots policy package to 'make Europe the home of clean tech and industrial innovation'

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen touts Green Deal Industrial plan to reform permitting, boost skills, improve raw materials sourcing, and attract green investment

Michael Holder
clock 18 January 2023 • 6 min read
The controversial Bill is due to be debated in Parliament today | Credit: iStock

'Economic and environmental wrecking ball': Study tots up £83bn cost of Retained EU Law Bill

Environmental and business groups urge government to ditch plans for bonfire of retained EU law ahead of Commons debate today

Michael Holder
clock 18 January 2023 • 4 min read
'Legal error': Friends of the Earth launches legal action over Cumbrian coal mine approval

'Legal error': Friends of the Earth launches legal action over Cumbrian coal mine approval

Campaign group has formally filed its application in the High Court to challenge the government’s decision to grant planning permission for a new coal mine in Cumbria

James Murray
clock 16 January 2023 • 4 min read