Closed consultation

Changes to the current planning system

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We are seeking views on changes to planning policy and regulations.

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Consultation description

This consultation sets out proposals for measures to improve the effectiveness of the current planning system. The 4 main proposals are:

  • changes to the standard method for assessing local housing need

  • securing of First Homes through developer contributions in the short term until the transition to a new system

  • supporting small and medium-sized builders by temporarily lifting the small sites threshold below which developers do not need to contribute to affordable housing

  • extending the current Permission in Principle to major development


Published 6 August 2020