Planning system should be 'principally funded' by developer contributions, says white paper

Planning system should be 'principally funded' by developer contributions, says white paper

The government's new planning system should be "principally funded" by landowners and developers, while fees should continue to be set nationally but "cover at least the full cost" of processing applications, the planning white paper proposes.

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Government approves new gas power station in South Humberside

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Developer contributions in England rose by £1 billion over the past two years

Developer contributions in England rose by £1 billion over the past two years

The total value of developer contributions agreed annually across England rose by £1bn between 2016/17 and 2018/19, although London saw a "sharp decline", according to new statistics published by the MHCLG.

Government's proposed changes 'will result in planning Armageddon’

Government's proposed changes 'will result in planning Armageddon’

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Developer contributions in England rose by £1 billion over the past two years

Developer contributions in England rose by £1 billion over the past two years

The total value of developer contributions agreed annually across England rose by £1bn between 2016/17 and 2018/19, although London saw a "sharp decline", according to new statistics published by the MHCLG.

How the planning White Paper would change ... local plans

How the planning White Paper would change ... local plans

Land could be zoned into two or three new planning categories, local plans could be assessed against a single statutory "sustainable development test", and the duty to cooperate and five-year housing land supply requirement could be axed, the government's Planning for the Future White Paper has suggested.

Neighbourhood Watch: Village’s neighbourhood plan scrapped in favour of plan for the wider town

Neighbourhood Watch: Village’s neighbourhood plan scrapped in favour of plan for the wider town

A village’s neighbourhood plan that was only finalised three months ago is to be scrapped in favour of an equivalent plan for the wider area.

Government proposes removing cap on increases in councils' housing need identified by standard method

Government proposes removing cap on increases in councils' housing need identified by standard method

Local authorities will be expected to take into account levels of existing housing stock and changes in affordability over time when calculating housing need, as part of a wide-ranging package of planning reforms proposed by the government today.

25% of affordable homes contributed by developers will need to be discounted market homes, government proposes

25% of affordable homes contributed by developers will need to be discounted market homes, government proposes

A minimum of 25 per cent of affordable housing secured through developer contributions will be expected to be discounted market housing for first-time buyers, according to a government consultation published today.

Scheme size threshold for affordable homes contributions could rise from ten to 40 or 50 homes under MHCLG proposals

Scheme size threshold for affordable homes contributions could rise from ten to 40 or 50 homes under MHCLG proposals

The government is proposing raising the threshold at which housing schemes are required to make affordable homes contributions from ten to 40 or 50 homes, despite its own estimates that this could reduce delivery of affordable units via developer contributions by 20 per cent, according to official estimates.

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