Skip to SearchSkip to ContentSkip to Footer
Home > Policy and analysis > Reports > Universities planning guidance

Universities planning guidance

In preparing this guidance, our focus has been to achieve a strategic document that can assist universities to engage with local planning authorities and vice versa. 

The higher education sector has an unusual relationship with the planning system. While there are similarities with the health sector in terms of public betterment principles, there are also marked differences.

Package of measures proposed to enable universities to play a critical role in rebuilding the nation

10 April 2020
The Government and the higher education sector must jointly take action to ensure universities across all four nations of the UK are able to play a central role in the recovery of the economy and communities following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Approach to judging the ‘value’ of a degree needs overhaul

10 February 2020
Universities UK’s President speaks out about higher education’s need to better explain its benefits.
a student against a background of stripes

Presenting university income and spending to students

21 October 2019
David Phoenix on the importance of universities presenting their financial information to students.

Universities must help secure a sustainable future for our planet

4 April 2019
The University of Edinburgh's Dave Gorman on the steps his institution is taking to reduce carbon emissions and make a sustainable and socially responsible contribution to the world.