Builders’ plea for a cul­ture change

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY NEWS -

PLAN­NING: Leeds-based Lox­ley Homes chair­man War­ren Hill is call­ing for York­shire plan­ning com­mit­tees to lead the way in cham­pi­oning lo­cal house builders. He says a sim­ple change of plan­ning cul­ture and en­cour­age­ment to small builders to chal­lenge the big es­tab­lished play­ers could bring tens of thou­sands of new homes on­line faster and gen­er­ate thou­sands of jobs that would di­rectly ben­e­fit the re­gional econ­omy. “There is a huge bar­rier to lo­cal house builders grow­ing and they are all re­lated to plan­ning red tape,” says Mr Hill. “The cost of plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions top £200,000 for a site with 100 homes.”

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