Improving the post-decision planning process to deliver better places in the West of England

Project details

Full project title: Improving the post-decision planning process to deliver better places in the West of England

Duration: 1 January 2020-31 July 2020

Funder: West of England Combined Authority via LGA Housing Advisors Grant

Project Leader for SPE: Hannah Hickman

Other UWE Bristol researchers:

Project summary

A challenge that the authorities in the West of England face is that the quality of schemes can reduce between the grant of planning permission and delivery on the ground. This research, commissioned by the West of England Combined Authority, on behalf of the four local authorities, is aimed at reviewing and improving the post-decision planning process in order to improve the quality of new housing development in the West of England.

The objectives of the project are to:

  • undertake a comprehensive review of current practice in the West of England
  • identify areas of strength and weakness in the post-planning process and learn from each other’s knowledge and experience
  • establish a route map for the West of England Unitary Authorities to make improvements to the post-decision process and post-occupancy monitoring. 

Key outputs

  • Research paper with recommendations. 
  • CPD dissemination seminars

Project contact

For further information on the project, please contact Hannah Hickman.