Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced new measures that will make it easier to turn underused office buildings into new homes.
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The government has published plans to "simplify" and rationalise" permitted developments rights, as part of a review of such rights following recent changes to the Use Classes Order.
High streets 'may very quickly become mostly residential' under new permitted development rights, lawyer warns
A planning lawyer has warned that many high streets "may very quickly become predominantly residential" unless councils take action to restrict the government's latest easing of planning rules to allow a host of town centre uses to convert to new housing.
The London mayor has approved long-awaited plans for a 500-home mixed-use scheme on a derelict site in the east of the capital, after finding that its provision of office space and affordable housing would be "significant benefits".
Shorter ten-week application determination limit proposed in new 'fast track for public service buildings'
A new "fast track" planning route for public service buildings such as schools and hospitals would require local authorities to determine applications for such schemes within ten weeks and to prioritise these decisions over other "major development" plans, a new consultation proposes.
Last week, the government announced a pledge to review and speed up the major infrastructure planning regime. Experts predict that refreshing the suite of national policy statements and encouraging prompter involvement by statutory consultees at earlier stages of the process are likely to be top of the list of priority tasks.
European experience shows that giving local authorities an active role in land assembly allows them to do a better job of delivering high quality places.
Planning Inspectorate data has revealed a signficant drop in the proportion of appeals allowed in 2019/20. Inspectors taking a harder line on proposals not supported by local policies and a less positive attitude towards housing on smaller sites are among the reasons put forward by practitioners for the trend.
Due dates for government decisions on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects before 31 March 2021.
The implications of new regulations that allow more widespread changes of use without a planning application.
Alterations to the National Planning Policy Framework and permitted development rights are among changes on the horizon.
How new legislation that aims to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 will affect applicants and authorities. By David Blackman