No Legislation to Capture Land Value Uplift in Queens Speech

Despite being in all major parties manifestos Land Value Capture to increase housing affordability does not feature in the Queens Speech.  The only DCLG bill relates top Tenants fees, no housing act, no planning act.

The reference in the guidance notes, seems to relate to policy measures only, excluding land value capture which requires amendments to primary legislation.  With a two year Queens Speech at least a two year delay.

We will deliver the reforms proposed in the White Paper to increase
transparency around the control of land, to “free up more land for new homes in the right places, speed up build-out by encouraging modern methods of
construction and diversify who builds homes in the country” (p.70).

I rang the DCLG press office – they knew nothing about whether the proposal had been dropped or not – they are due to get back to me.

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