What we do

The localism agenda

The coalition government pledges to radically reform the planning system to give neighbourhoods far more ability to determine the shape of the places in which their inhabitants live, based on the principles set out in the Conservative Party publication Open Source Planning, and is now fully implemented as the Localism Act.


Localism contact


Ghislaine Trehearne

Senior Policy Officer



Planning for localism

We are holding series of free evening seminars examining the impact of the Localism Bill on property investment and development outside of London - in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Leeds.

Click here for more information.

BPF in the news

Estates Gazette




Liz Peace answering the question 'What does the Localism Bill mean for property?' - 15/12/10

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Press Releases and News

BPF in the News - 27/07/2013
Estates Gazette - Localism: A little local difficulty

BPF in the News - 02/11/2012
Property Week - Heseltine hails localism and calls for central growth fund

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