Planning and development

How planning and development works to ensure the places we love to walk are protected for us all.

The Ramblers protects our green spaces, through planning principles and in tackling key issues such as energy production and climate change.

Green fields with green hills in the distance

Planning principles

The planning system helps shape and control developments which can affect the countryside and make our towns and cities greener and easier to walk in.

A wooded path

The planning system

The planning system is key to protecting paths and green spaces. We believe we must put people, climate and nature at the heart of town and country planning.