Area of brownfield land growing faster than it is being used, 12 November 
A YouGov poll, commissioned by the National Trust, found that few people were aware of the government's proposals to alter the planning laws dramatically, and even fewer had the inclination to address planning issues in their local area. 10 September 
- Only 5% of those questioned said commercial property developers should have a significant say in planning decisions.
- Seven in 10 people said they believed that all new housing developments should be required to include space for people to grow food, such as allotments.
- The poll found that 70% of people said they were "not very likely" or "not at all likely" to get involved in their neighbourhood plan. Only 4% said they were "very likely" to get involved.
- The survey revealed that 73% of the population say they have heard "not very much" or "nothing at all" about the proposals.
Draft National Planning Policy Framework published, 25 July 
Building Community Consortium selected as one of four partners to deliver the Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning scheme, 13 April. The Building Community Consortium is led by Locality in partnership with The Glass-House Community Led Design; The Eden Project, CommunityPlanning.net and "a wider pool of experts and delivery partners". 
Communities to be given a right to reclaim land, 2 February. By the summer, a new one-stop shop will provide citizens with information about empty land and buildings they can develop to improve their local area. 
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