Open consultation

Planning reform: supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes

Summary

Consultation on a package of measures to provide greater planning certainty to support the high street and ensure that we can deliver new homes in the right places, and without delay.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The government is committed to simplifying and speeding up the planning system, to support the high street, make effective use of land and deliver more homes.

Building on existing planning reforms, the government is consulting on proposals that will allow greater change of use to support high streets to adapt and diversify, support extending existing buildings upwards to create additional homes, and speed up the delivery of new homes.

The consultation includes separate proposals in respect of:

  • Part 1: new and amended permitted development rights and changes to use classes, including to support the regeneration of the high street and to extend existing buildings upwards to create new homes.
  • Part 2: the disposal of surplus local authority land - rationalising and updating the rules which govern disposal of public land at less than best value.
  • Part 3: a draft listed building consent order to support the work of the Canal & River Trust.
  • Part 4: draft guidance on the compulsory purchase powers of new town development corporations

Documents

Planning reform: supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes

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Planningconsultation2018@communities.gov.uk

Write to:

Planning Consultation
Planning Development Management Division
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
3rd floor, North East, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Published 29 October 2018