Policy Updates

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Guidance change to secure starter homes

The Government is to amend English planning guidance to secure its plans to free starter home developers from S106, CLI, tariff payments etc. and detailed planning controls. the changes will apply initially, but not apparently exclusively, on brownfield sites.
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Ministers snub MPs’ concerns on planning framework

The Government has rejected the majority of the Commons Communities and Local Government Committee's 43 recommendations for reform of the National Planning Policy Framework.
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Beware of ministers bearing gifts

The brownfield homes consultation paper is far from the good news it purports to be. It needs a robust response from the sector.
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Protected area protection dropped

The Government has gone back on its commitment to ban fracking in, as well as under, national parks, AONBs and SSSIs.
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Nothing new on devolution

The chief secretary to the Treasury had much to say to the Core Cities' devolution summit, but nothing about new devolution.
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Charter for city-regions proposed

Britain's 10 core cities have published a charter seeking support for a range of devolved freedoms.
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Senior planners’ LDO warning

The Planning Officers' society has warned that ensuring developers build-out consented sites will be more important than the Government's proposals for brownfield obligations on local authorities and their "use-it-or-lose-it" approach.
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Balls: quango should plan housing

The shadow chancellor has published plans for a Labour government to put its infrastructure planning quango in charge of large-scale housing.
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Higher brownfield percentages

Planning minister Brandon Lewis has agreed local plans need a "higher percentage of brownfield" but failed to indicate how that might be achieved.
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Campaigners hail statistics return

CPRE has welcomed a return to gathering of brownfield statistics but says more needs to be done to identify contaminated sites, even where significant remediation is required.
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