Our planning system gives us a right to be heard in the decisions that affect us. It is a cornerstone of our democracy. We can’t tackle poverty, inequality or climate change without it.

But it is being taken away from us for no reason other than to increase developers’ profits – at the expense of our local services, our green spaces, the quality of our homes.

People have a right to have a say over their future. People have a right to local democracy. Together we all need to make our voices heard. 

We want to stand up for communities across England. Join us.

Please support the Charter.


This charter has been developed by people who care about who makes the decisions that affect the places we live, and how. It is supported by Rights : Community : Action.

For any queries, please email charter@rightscommunityaction.co.uk.