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Changes to the current planning system

This consultation sets out proposals for measures to improve the effectiveness of the current planning system.

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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

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