Boris U-TURN – New Planning Reforms ditched!

Boris U-TURN – New Planning Reforms ditched!

10:38 AM, 27th September 2021, About 3 weeks ago 43

Text Size

New planning reforms set in motion by Robert Jenrick, Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings are to be scrapped.

Boris Johnson draws property industry’s ire over watered-down planning reforms. Plans aimed to curb councils’ power to oppose developments and speed up delivery of new homes in England scrapped.

Property developers have criticised the government for watering down proposals to overhaul England’s planning system, warning it could undermine Boris Johnson’s plan to build 300,000 new homes a year.

The UK prime minister’s proposals for a “once in a generation” reform of the planning system, unveiled last August, aimed to curb the power of local councils to oppose developments in an attempt to speed up the delivery of new housing and infrastructure.

Radical proposals for zoning scrapped and the controversial section 106 and CIL community infrastructure levy Andrew are discussed in all the details below:



Comments

by M&SFAN

15:25 PM, 14th October 2021, About 3 days ago

Reply to the comment left by Peter G at 14/10/2021 - 13:49
I am not saying local councils are necessarily any good, but at least if residents don't like them, they can and do vote them out. My point is that councils have to deal with a system weighted against the local community having a say and this needs to be changed. As an illustration, a major development here was rejected overwhelmingly by the council and local people, the developer appealed, was rejected again, then went to the housing minister who for no apparent reason permitted it. (Far be it from me to suggest a kickback from a huge development company, as we all know that housing ministers are far too honest to accept them. ) The developer then decided to entirely change the proposal and embarked on a series of expensive appeals as they claimed they could not afford to make the site viable with the amount of social housing agreed, and it had to be far higher density, they had to take over some of a local park, cause closure of a major road due to access difficulties they hadn't noticed before, etc. etc. etc. and this is still going on. Meanwhile the land has hugely increased in value should they wish to sell. I don't know how one would suggest councils should deal with this sort of thing.

by Beaver

15:48 PM, 14th October 2021, About 3 days ago

Reply to the comment left by M&SFAN at 14/10/2021 - 15:25
I agree with "...Councils have to deal with a system weighted against the local community having a say and this needs to change..."

The community in which I live has had a similar experience. We don't want to move so far that we reach the position that you can't get anywhere without handing a paquete to a local mayor or other community quasi-official but at the moment local communities are powerless and I suspect that many are angry.

by M&SFAN

16:53 PM, 14th October 2021, About 3 days ago

Reply to the comment left by Beaver at 14/10/2021 - 15:48
I agree with you completely.

1 2 3 4 5

Leave Comments

Please Log-In OR Become a member to reply to comments or subscribe to new comment notifications.

Forgotten your password?

BECOME A MEMBER