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Belfast – a peaceful path to real reform

The TCPA was founded by those who valued peace and cooperation over violent conflict. Ebenezer Howard’s political gamble was to…

Hugh Ellis


We are reaching a pivotal moment, a crunch time for food security in a UK which produces barely 60% of…

Guest blog
Peter Hetherington

Planning needs to be central to the levelling up agenda

Levelling up will fall flat on its face if the Government persists with its attack on the town planning system.  A…

Guest blog
Bob Colenutt, Janice Morphet, Michael Edwards, Naomi Luhde-Thompson, Tim Marshall

80% of shops on high streets could be lost to PDRs

Our fragile high streets: Death by permitted development rights? The TCPA publishes research exposing risk to high street posed by…


English planning’s darkest hour?

The failure of the new National Planning Policy Framework to prioritise climate change is a betrayal of our collective future.…

Hugh Ellis

When the shouting stops

Consensus not culture war is our only hope of building the homes we need. There’s been a seismic change in…

Hugh Ellis

Lost Community Voices

This blog by Nick Raynsford kicks off a series of blogs that reflect on the ongoing challenge of building public…

Guest blog
Nick Raynsford