Consultation outcome

National Planning Policy: consultation on proposed changes

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Proposed changes to National Planning Policy: summary of responses and government response

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Detail of outcome

This provides the government’s response to the consultation document which sought views on proposed changes to national planning policy. It covered the following areas:

  • broadening the definition of affordable housing to expand the range of low cost housing opportunities
  • increasing the density of development around commuter hubs to make more efficient use of land in suitable locations
  • supporting sustainable new settlements, development on brownfield land and small sites and delivery of housing agreed in Local Plans
  • supporting delivery of starter homes
  • transitional arrangements

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on specific changes to national planning policy to support delivery of new homes, including low cost homes for first time buyers.

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Consultation description

This consultation is seeking views on some specific changes to National Planning Policy in the following areas:

  • broadening the definition of affordable housing, to expand the range of low cost housing opportunities for those aspiring to own their new home
  • increasing residential density around commuter hubs, to make more efficient use of land in suitable locations
  • supporting sustainable new settlements, development on brownfield land and small sites, and delivery of housing allocated in plans
  • supporting delivery of starter homes

A draft equalities assessment is also being published and this consultation also seeks views on the draft assessment and any additional evidence that should be taken into account.

Documents

Consultation on proposed changes to National Planning Policy

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Equalities statement: consultation on proposed changes to National Planning Policy

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Published 7 December 2015
Last updated 7 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added summary of responses and government response.
  2. The deadline for responding to this consultation has been extended to 22 February 2016.
  3. First published.