The purpose of the planning system, for which there are major changes proposed, is to deliver new development in a way which supports our economy whilst safeguarding the natural environment and built-up areas from the worst effects of development.

The Diocese is talking to local authorities, public bodies and developers to ensure appropriate levels of community facilities are delivered along side the new housing. Community facilities help residents to engage with each other and shape their communities and may also provide suitable accommodation for your activities including ‘being church’.