Sunak promises new penalties to prompt developers to build out permissions more quickly

Tory leadership hopeful Rishi Sunak has proposed a major shake-up of planning rules requiring developers to build on sites with planning permission within a set timeframe or face losing them to councils.

by Stephen Cousins
Rishi Sunak at the event where he said he had started the process of diverting funds away from 'deprived urban areas' - with housing secretary Greg Clark in the background. Image: Getty
Rishi Sunak at the event where he said he had started the process of diverting funds away from 'deprived urban areas' - with housing secretary Greg Clark in the background. Image: Getty

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