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29/10/2018

New planning rules for housing variety leads Letwin recommendations

Words: Simon Wicks
Well designed houses

A new set of planning rules giving local authorities in England the powers to require a greater diversity of housing type and tenure on large sites is the chief recommendation in the final report of the Letwin Review into build-out rates.

The rules, which would require new legislation and an annex to the NPPF, would include greater powers to designate large single sites in local plans and to compulsorily purchase land at a rate effectively capped at “around ten times existing use value” in order to provide the affordable housing the market requires.The review’s final report, published on Monday, also........
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