Next step of Planning reform
To move us towards [300,00/annum] target, today the government can announce further progress on planning reform, as set out in more detail in the accompanying Written Ministerial Statement laid by the Secretary of State
for Housing, Communities and Local Government. In the coming months, the government will:
Independent Report on Build Out Rates – Introduce additional planning guidance to support housing diversification on large sites. Sir Oliver Letwin concluded that greater differentiation in the types andtenures of housing delivered on large sites would increase build out rates.
Response to consultation on Planning Reform – Introduce a package of reforms including allowing greater change of use between premises, and a new permitted development right to allow upwards extension of existing buildings to create new homes.
Accelerated Planning Green Paper – Publish a Green Paper setting out proposals on how greater capacity and capability, performance management and procedural improvements can accelerate the end-to-end planning process.
It didnt mention the Oxford-Cambridge Arc – though a joint statement was made on that today