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06/08/2020

‘Revised’ standard method in raft of proposed changes to current planning system

Words: Simon Wicks

A ‘revised’ standard method for calculating housing need is at the heart of interim reforms to the planning system in England proposed by the government ahead of major changes outlined in the Planning for the Future white paper.

Changes to the Current Planning System suggests the introduction of a “new element” to the standard calculation for assessing housing need in an area – a consideration of the existing stock level.This, the paper estimates, would lead to a 25 per cent or more increase in the housing requirement for 141 local authorities in England.Other changes outlined in the consutlation paper are:Ensuring 25........
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