A new report ‘State of the Green Belt 2021’ produced by the Council for the Preservation of Rural England (CPRE), highlights, amongst other things, the threat that is currently being faced by the Green Belt as a result of unsuitable housing developments. For further information, including a copy of the report, please click here.
The Government has announced that its planning policy paper, which will set ‘out its plan for comprehensive reforms of England’s planning system to better support the economy and release more land for housing in areas that need it most’, will be published later this month. Further information about the announcement is available by clicking here.
The Prime Minister has stated that the Government plans to “bring forward the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War”. Under what Mr Johnson MP dubbed “project speed,” planning laws would also be streamlined to encourage building. Further details are expected in the Planning White Paper, which is expected to
Support to parish councils who wish to build a small number of homes to allow their communities to grow, a fully digitised planning system, reform of how local housing need is calculated and new rules to encourage building upwards are among the proposals ‘to bring Britain’s planning system into the 21st Century’ that will be
Parish and town councils have long expressed their concerns over the automatic granting of planning permission for new homes using permitted development rights. The sharp increase in the conversion of offices in some areas is having a marked effect on essential local infrastructure – schools, roads and health services and is being felt through every