Budget 2017

Budget 2017: 13 things you need to know

Budget 2017: 13 things you need to know

Thirteen things you need to know about the key planning-related announcements contained in this week's Autumn Budget, including plans to require town halls to grant permissions for first-time buyer-led developments on sites outside development plans and proposals for new town development corporations to kick-start work on five garden towns.

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Budget 2017 news

Government 'open to views' on small sites provision threshold

The government has said that it remains 'open to views' over its proposals to require councils to ensure that one-fifth of their housing supply pipeline involves small sites of under half a hectare.

Budget 2017: Government plans to deallocate sites with no prospect of delivery

The government is to consult on a proposal to take allocated sites out of local plans where 'there is no prospect' of a planning application being made for their intended use.

Budget 2017: HCA to get new planning powers in expanded role

The government's housing and regeneration quango is to get new planning and compulsory purchase powers as part of an expanded role for the body, the chancellor announced in today's Budget.

Budget 2017: Hammond announces extra £2.7bn for Housing Infrastructure Fund

The government has committed to doubling the size of a key housing fund, intended to deliver infrastructure to ease the construction of new homes, to £5 billion, and pledged to create a new £220 million Clean Air Fund.

Budget 2017: New town development corporations to kick-start five garden towns

The government will use new town development corporations to bring forward five new garden towns in areas of 'demand pressure' and will support more 'strategic and zonal planning approaches' in the South East, chancellor Philip Hammond has announced.

Budget 2017: Government to 'strengthen' housing delivery test

The government is to consult on measures 'strengthening' the housing white paper's housing delivery test so that, from 2020, the presumption in favour of sustainable development would apply in districts where delivery falls below 75 per cent of the local housing requirement, it has been announced.

Budget 2017: Chancellor moots change to infrastructure levy to capture land value uplift

The government will consult on proposals to remove section 106 pooling restrictions in some circumstances and make changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to allow town halls to set rates which 'better reflect the uplift in land values between a proposed and existing use', today's Budget has announced.

Budget 2017: reaction

Planning has been collating all the news and reaction on the key planning-related announcements in chancellor Philip Hammond's 2017 Budget.

Budget 2017: the sector reacts

Planning and property experts have welcomed plans to pilot a new land value capture mechanism in London, but have expressed disappointment at the lack of housing and planning-related measures in yesterday's Budget.

Budget 2017: Funding announced to tackle transport 'pinch points'

The chancellor has announced a £690 million fund to help local authorities 'tackle urban congestion and get local transport networks moving again'.