Builders wel­come plan­ning changes

Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Gov­ern­ment’s changes to the plan­ning sys­tem via the Na­tional Plan­ning Pol­icy Frame­work have been wel­comed by the house­build­ing in­dus­try.

The big­gest change is that lo­cal coun­cils will be re­spon­si­ble for their own plan­ning de­ci­sions and although they have been told to “en­able” de­vel­op­ment, they should look to giv­ing per­mis­sion for brown field sites be­fore con­sid­er­ing green field.

There is also em­pha­sis on re­de­vel­op­ing ex­ist­ing town cen­tres rather than out-of-town schemes.

The new guide­lines should speed up plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions.

Steve Lees, of Smart­newhomes. com, says the NPPF lays the foun­da­tions for a house-build­ing and eco­nomic re­cov­ery.

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