Proposed planning changes to help boost housing supply and improve affordability

Announcement from Department for Communities and Local Government and the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid 14th September 2017 headlined ‘New planning approach to speed up delivering homes’.

An innovative approach to planning new homes will ensure they’re built where most needed, save councils millions of pounds every year and help deliver more affordable homes has been announced.

The proposed changes will help boost housing supply and improve affordability. It will help ensure councils work to a consistent approach to plan for more homes in the right places. This is a crucial step in fixing the country’s broken housing market.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said: “As anyone who has tried to buy or rent a home recently would probably tell you, the housing market in this country is broken. The simple truth is that for far too long we haven’t built enough homes and we don’t build them quickly enough.

“It’s time to fix that. This new approach will cut the unnecessarily complex and lengthy debates that can delay house building. It will make sure we have a clear and realistic assessment of how many new homes are needed, and ensure local communities have a voice in deciding where they go”.

Read the announcement 14th September 2017 in full click here.

Allen Walkey

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