The group believes the government's paper does not go far enough to achieve these objectives. It says modifications to the existing system should pass three key tests. They should:
-- Create a system which is faster, more accessible, transparent and efficient
-- Improve democratic decision making
The network believes reform of planning and development control systems must cover all aspects of the system.
The proposals set out in the green paper strip county councils of their planning powers (LGC, 14 December 2001).