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Optimise the Use of Urban Space

Sound planning policies and an efficient, inclusive planning system are essential to the delivery of better towns and cities. Planning policies should:

bulletAim to provide an adequate supply of housing.
bulletGive priority to development of brownfield sites before greenfield land.
bulletExplain that planned urban extensions are likely to be the next most sustainable option after building within urban areas.
bulletSeek to ensure more efficient use of land.
bulletPromote greater housing choice and affordable housing.
bulletPromote mixed development, so homes are closer to jobs and services.
bulletPromote conversion and re-use of empty buildings.
bulletPromote higher quality development and more imaginative design and layout.