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Councils should consider using planning permissions in principle to streamline estate regeneration schemes, according to a government strategy published today.
New draft guidance from London's mayor proposes a fast track for subsidy-free schemes that provide more than 35 per cent affordable homes, but experts are divided as to how much the plan would encourage applicants to increase proportions of affordable housing.1 comment
Ever since former London mayor Boris Johnson set up Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) last year, the body has been touting its scheme as the UK's largest regeneration project.
As the Chancellor hunts for ways to inject growth into the economy, it seems likely he will be considering a variety of housing initiatives such as Build to Rent, Custom Build and shovel-ready projects.
It is good news, if somewhat belated, that Philip McCann's diagnosis of the UK regional problem is getting widespread exposure and debate.
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Measures to increase build-out rates and allow planning departments to recoup more funds from fee income are expected to be among the main themes in the first planning-related white paper for almost a decade.
The new London mayor has criticised a provisional deal to transfer public land to the body overseeing the huge Old Oak and Park Royal regeneration project in west London, but commentators say that the location of a major Crossrail depot is a bigger threat to the quality of the scheme.
Birmingham City Council hopes to spur more residential development by seeking to compulsorily purchase and build out undeveloped sites allocated for housing where planning permissions have lapsed.
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