It sets out proposals for measures to improve the effectiveness of the current planning system. The four 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
This consultation from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government ran from 6 August to 1 October 2020.
CBC response - changes to the current planning system