13 Sep

Planning Bill could speed up new homes

Planning Bill could speed up new homes

The new Neighbourhood Planning Bill could help speed up the process of approving new housing developments, claims government minister.

Housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell believed the bill will play an important role in meeting the strong demand for new homes across the UK.

“We need to build more homes and this Bill is the first of a number of measures to deliver on that,” explained Mr Barwell.

He added: “We’re also going further than ever before to speed up neighbourhood planning which puts power in the hands of local people to decide where development gets built. There will also be a simplifying of the compulsory purchase order process to make it clearer, fairer and faster. Compulsory purchase is always used as a last resort but can be essential in delivering big and complex schemes.

“The process can be unnecessarily uncertain and complex. Measures in the Bill will clarify the process which is currently based on a patchwork of statute and case law and make the system fairer for all parties.”

The bill will also require developers to meet heritage and environmental safeguards, but there will be a number of pre-commencement conditions in place that will allow buildings to begin work sooner.  ADNFCR-1222-ID-801825086-ADNFCR

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