The Landscape Institute’s Policy Committee is busy leading on responses to a number of policy consultations critical to the work of the profession

Share your views on policy matters

A number of policy areas, all of which could have a significant impact on the future of landscape are currently in the consultation phase. While the LI policy committee is leading on responses to these, all members are welcome to contribute their views. The consultations include:

Draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

  • Formal consultation with Communities and Local Government – deadline 17 October
  • Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry into the NPPF (MPs from all sides sit on this committee) – deadline 9 September
  • Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into Sustainable Development as contained in the NPPF (this is a big issue – many of the big ‘greenies’ are unhappy with the Government’s approach to sustainable development) – deadline 9 September

More information is available here

Natural Environment White Paper (NEWP)

  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee inquiry into NEWP – deadline 26 September

More information is available here

Registration of new town or village greens

  • Formal consultation with Defra – deadline 17 October

More information is available here

Local planning regulations

  • Formal consultation with Communities and Local Government – deadline 7 October

More information is available here

There is still time for you to add your voice to these policy matters, all of which will have an impact on the work of the profession. For further information please contact the policy team at

New Client’s Guide – call for case studies
The LI is also still looking for case studies for its forthcoming Clients’ Guide, designed to show the breadth and depth of the profession’s work and to offer guidance on the best ways for it to be procured.

The main body of the document will be devoted to showcasing the work undertaken by landscape architects through case studies. Case studies for inclusion will be chosen by the working group using a selection process to ensure a range of project types, scales, clients and geographic distribution.

Closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 2 September. The submission form can be downloaded here


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