Reform of the Planning System

Reform of the Planning System

Government proposals to make significant changes to the planning system have received media attention recently. In August this year the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government issued documents for consultation:


Changes to the current planning system

This consultation seeks views on a range of proposed changes to the current planning system including: changes to the standard method for assessing local housing need, securing of First Homes through developer contributions, temporarily lifting the small sites threshold and extending the current Permission in Principle to major development.
View Changes to the current planning system here. This consultation closes on 1st October 2020


Planning for the Future

This consultation seeks any views on each part of a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England to streamline and modernise the planning process, improve outcomes on design and sustainability, reform developer contributions and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.
View Planning for the Future here. This consultation closes on 29th October 2020


Transparency and competition: a call for evidence on data on land control

This call for evidence seeks views on proposals to require additional data from the beneficiaries of certain types of interests in land—rights of pre-emption, options and estate contracts. It also seeks views on the design of the policy and additional evidence on the impacts of the policy.
View Transparency and Competition here
This consultation closes on  30th October 2020