With regard to housing and planning the report states that
- Government should provide a full and comprehensive exemption for all rural areas from the policy to limit affordable housing contributions on small sites
- Government should consider suspending the local authority Right to Buy or making it voluntary for local authorities in specific locations, to ensure that much-needed affordable housing is not lost where it would be difficult or impractical to replace it
- Government should revisit the merits of a spatial plan for England, particularly as it relates to rural areas, to ensure that planning policy operates in a framework where land use priorities are properly considered above the local level.
Author: House of Lords
Date: April 2019 Date of publication
This item updates DCP section 9.1323