The Government’s priorities are to deliver more and better-designed homes, and to do so faster. This has been the theme of reforms undertaken over the last 18 months, from the White Paper Fixing the broken housing market, to the revision of the National Planning Policy Framework, which have been about delivering the homes this country needs, in the places people want to live.
This includes supplying homes to meet the diverse needs of our communities, such as homes for first time buyers, homes suitable and accessible for older people, high quality rental properties and well designed social housing.
A key aim of these reforms is to ensure local planning authorities plan for the right homes in the right places, in an open, transparent and sustainable way, and to ensure the debate in each area can focus on how to deliver more, better homes, rather than spending unnecessary time on how many homes are needed.
More details and the consultation document are here:
Changes to Planning Policy & Guidance