Closed petition Reform proposed changes to planning system and remove top-down housing targets
We want a planning system that works for people. Local authorities and residents know how many and what type of houses they need, where they need them and what infrastructure they require. We want the Government to agree a fair system with communities, based on actual need not a formula.
Homes should be built where needed not allocated by a one size fits all formula.
Development should be led by plans set by local authorities with their residents.
Developers should be required to build out agreed planning permissions.
Developer’s shouldn’t be able to avoid obligation due to viability.
Developer infrastructure contributions should be paid at an earlier stage.
Development should include locally set affordable home quotas.
The five-year land supply standard should be scrapped.
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MPs to debate the Planning for the Future White Paper
MPs will debate the Planning for the Future White Paper this Tuesday 15 December in Westminster Hall.
This will be a general debate. General debates allow MPs to debate important issues, however they do not end in a vote nor can they change the law.
The debate will start at 2.30pm and last for 90 minutes.
Watch the debate: https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/876f45e2-ae5d-4939-ba41-8ea253f6fb0e
Find out more about the White Paper here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/907647/MHCLG-Planning-Consultation.pdf
Find out more about how Parliamentary debates work: https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/business/debates/
Report on the future of the planning system in England published
A cross-party group of MPs called the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee have published a report on the future of the planning system in England, which considers a number of issues related to this petition.
Read the full report here: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/6180/documents/68915/default/
The report considers the Government’s proposed reforms to the planning system announced in August 2020, and considers how well the proposed reforms would support the Government’s wider building strategy, including its target to build 300,000 new homes a year, as well as ensuring high quality construction that is fit for purpose. The report also examines how well the new proposals protect existing buildings or localities, and provide mechanisms for local engagement in the planning system.
Find out more about the Committee's inquiry into the future of the planning system in England: https://committees.parliament.uk/work/634/the-future-of-the-planning-system-in-england/
Follow the Committee on Twitter for updates: @CommonsHCLG
What is the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee?
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee is a cross-party group of MPs known as a 'select committee' which scrutinises the policy, administration and spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Committee is independent of the Government.
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