Our response to the ‘Changes to the current planning system’ consultation

Published on September 29, 2020

Published on September 29, 2020

Consultation Deadline: 11:45pm on 1 October 2020

The government is proposing another overhaul of the planning system, with some potentially very concerning implications for social housing delivery and the power of local communities to influence decision making.

‘Changes to the current planning system’ is the first of two consultations on these proposals. This consultation covers changes in the way that housing need is assessed and a  proposal that Section 106 developer contributions should be spent not on new social rented housing but on First Homes, for better off households who are unable to buy.

This is our response to the consultation. Please feel free to make use of it in your own response to the consultation.

Responses can be sent to TechnicalPlanningConsultation@communities.gov.uk by 11.45pm on Thursday 1st October

Planning for the Future

The bulk of the government’s proposed changes to the planning system are contained in the government’s ‘Planning for the future’ document, which is also out for consultation until 11:45pm on 29 October.

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The Planning White Paper Explained

Want to understand more about the Planning White Paper? Watch UCL’s Duncan Bowie explain the context and potential impact of the proposals here.