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News

11th August 2020

LANDMARK PLANNING REFORMS ARE ANNOUNCED BY THE GOVERNMENT

Company Updates

The Government has set out plans to overhaul the current planning system and reform the way the country builds. Plans include streamlining the process, cutting the red tape and harnessing the technology we have to deliver homes faster.

 

Valued green spaces will be protected for future generations, with more building proposed on brownfield land. Building beautiful homes with communities at the heart of them and 30% discount through First Homes, with an emphasis on key workers are the objectives.

Chris Hamilton, our MD comments: “As a small, family housebuilder, we welcome the Government’s changes to the UK Planning System, which is long overdue for reform.

“The planning system has long forgotten smaller housebuilders, whose pockets are quite simply not as deep as larger developers. The cost is one of the greatest criticisms of the planning system, as there is a huge financial outlay required before any planning applications can go through – and there is no guarantee of approval. From the specialist consultants to architects and surveyors, all planning applications are expensive – there is no avoiding this. For small housebuilders such as ourselves, it has long been frustrating when planning applications are denied when we have endured a lengthy process and cost.

“We feel encouraged to submit planning applications from September once the planning reforms come into effect. These changes will not only help small housebuilders like us deliver much needed quality new homes across the country, but it will also allow homes, commercial and retail properties to be repurposed far quicker than previously – therefore helping to support local economies.

“The planning reforms announced today will help small housebuilders like us deliver much needed quality new homes across the country. This is a landmark decision from the Government, and a guarantee of planning permission being granted will help to further drive both the national and local economies forward after a difficult half a year.”

For more information you can visit the Government website at: www.gov.uk

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