UK planning policy mainly fails children, but London, Wales and Scotland begin to show the way

This summers’ publication of the Mayor of London’s proposed revisions to the London Plan was welcomed by children’s rights advocates who have been pushing for a stronger policy on children and young people’s play, recreation, and independent mobility. Wider reaction to this part of the Plan, including from the UK government, signalled the ongoing influence … Continue reading UK planning policy mainly fails children, but London, Wales and Scotland begin to show the way

Five steps to make children’s rights a reality in the Scottish planning system

The Scottish planning system is undergoing reform. Following an independent review, the Scottish government are now considering changes, and amidst their proposals is increasing recognition that children are often excluded from considerations of place. Having previously given evidence to this review, Dr Jenny Wood presents below some practical policy-oriented steps for the Scottish Government to … Continue reading Five steps to make children’s rights a reality in the Scottish planning system