Planning can address two of the largest sources of emissions – surface transport and buildings – but it needs to be reformed to take full advantage of these opportunities.
Through a series of workshops and interviews, we explored stakeholders’ perspectives on how the planning system could better deliver on net zero and nature, while working better for local communities.
In this report, we set out how the planning system needs to change to deliver net zero and restore nature in England, while also delivering the services people need, including well-connected communities and housing, and supporting the development of renewable energy.
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.