Thanks for your reply.
I've considered submitting a piece to try and point out some good and bad features of our planning system - which seems to me to be more flexible to local requirements than eg zonal ones on the continent. But otoh it is hard work to engage with in detail.
But trying to boil a useful contribution down to 800 words seems a little daunting.
And even more so to communicate how any change is like a game of pickup-sticks, with unforeseen consequences.