Govern­ment plans lo­cal right to build

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

Hous­ing Min­is­ter Grant Shapps has an­nounced plans for Com­mu­nity Right to Build leg­is­la­tion.

If ap­proved, it would al­low com­mu­ni­ties to build new homes with­out the need for for­mal plan­ning per­mis­sion.

Un­der the plan, vil­lages would be able to form lo­cal hous­ing trusts, and hold a ref­er­en­dum to de­cide if house build­ing should go ahead.

A large ma­jor­ity would be needed and it would not be pos­si­ble to use the pro­posed Right to Build to ex­pand com­mu­ni­ties by more than 10 per cent in a 10-year pe­riod.

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