Planning reform: supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes

This consultation concerns a package of measures with the aim of providing greater planning certainty to support the high street and ensure that new homes are delivered in the right places.

The government is consulting on proposals that aim to allow greater change of use to support high streets to adapt and diversify, support extending existing buildings upwards to create additional homes, and speed up the delivery of new homes.

The consultation includes separate proposals in respect of:

  • Part 1: new and amended permitted development rights and changes to use classes, including to support the regeneration of the high street and to extend existing buildings upwards to create new homes.
  • Part 2: the disposal of surplus local authority land - rationalising and updating the rules which govern disposal of public land at less than best value.
  • Part 3: a draft listed building consent order to support the work of the Canal & River Trust.
  • Part 4: draft guidance on the compulsory purchase powers of new town development corporations

Date: 14/1/2019 End of consultation

Author: MHCLG

This item updates DCP sections 4.3423, 4.3429, 4.372

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