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Policy & Legislation Updates

New model for Shared Ownership: technical consultation

New model for Shared Ownership: technical consultation states that planning permissions issued from April 2021 will have to be in line with the government's new shared ownership affordable homes model, while councils should "have flexibility" in allowing developers to amend existing proposals to take into account the changes.

Freeports: Response to the Consultation

Ports will be given the same permitted development rights as airports by April next year and the use of local development orders (LDOs) in such facilities will be "encouraged", the government has announced in a consultation response on its freeports initiative.

New inquiry: The Planning System

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched a new inquiry to investigate Government proposals to reform the planning system.

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