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DCLG announces new housing bill

Tue 27th September 2016, 4:54 pm

Minister for housing and planning Gavin Barwell has announced new measures in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill to support more housebuilding.

A core element of the bill is the simplification of the planning process. This will be achieved by allowing local authorities to revise policies in order to accomodate changes in local circumstances.

This will ensure plans will be approved sooner than is currently the case. The bill also includes a simplification of the Compulsory Purchase Order process.

Barwell, said: "The prime minister has been absolutely clear that we need to build more homes and this bill is the first of a number of measures to deliver on that.

"We have already built more than 900,000 homes since 2010 and now this bill will help speed up delivery of the further new homes our country needs and ensure our foot is still firmly on the pedal.

"We’re also going further than ever before to speed up neighbourhood planning which puts power in the hands of local people to decide where developments get built."

If you want the opportunity to discuss this bill with local auhorities, book your place at Sitematch London today.

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