13th July 2020
From food production and climate change to housing and infrastructure, land and its proper use is the decisive but often unspoken element in policy. Ours is the most densely populated major country in Europe and yet at present there is no strategic approach to resolving competing claims that arise over this precious and finite resource.
The St George's House consultation brought together a diverse cross section of senior civil servants, policy makers, planners and landowners, environmental campaigners and leaders from farming and other rural organisations to answer the following questions:
The report summarises the findings of the consultation: outlining the historical and political context of land use in the country; the principles of a land use framework, and the next steps for how this can be implemented and piloted in England.