Planning for the Future - The Government’s Radical Proposals for Reform
On 5 August 2020 the Government published two documents proposing the most radical reform of the planning system since its inception in 1947.
This virtual classroom seminar will look at both documents and attempt to steer a way through what is likely to be the outcome of both consultations.
This is a fundamental change to our present system of planning. Consultation is until 29 October 2020 and this live session will consider all the changes as they are announced.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
Changes to the Current Planning System
This document proposes 4 main changes:
- Changes to the standard method for assessing local housing need to try to achieve the aim of 300,000 houses per annum
- First homes to be built and sold at a 30% discount
- Increasing threshold below which SME builders do not need to provide affordable houses to 40 units
- Extending the ‘permission in principle’ scheme to major developments
Planning for the Future
- There will be 3 categories of land: growth, renewal, and protected. The growth and renewal areas will have site specific requirements for development
- Planning will be digitised so that it is driven by data
- Design standards will be driven up by LPAs
- Section 106 and CIL will be merged into one levy to include affordable housing
- LPAs will be bound to deliver housing required
- Large development sites to be split between builders
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.