Budget 2017 - Planning Update

23rd November 2017  |  12:00am

Budget 2017 - Planning Update

They say this will be done through “introducing planning reforms that will ensure more land is available for housing, and that better use is made of underused land in our cities and towns”.  There is, however, nothing concrete or radical set out as yet with consultation proposed on the following:

•minimum densities for housing development in city centres and around transport hubs, with greater support for the use of compulsory purchase powers for site assembly

•policy changes to support the conversion of empty space above high street shops

•policy changes to make it easier to convert retail and employment land into housing

•a permitted development right to allow commercial buildings to be demolished and replaced with homes

Should you wish to discuss any of the above further please speak to our planning department