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Planning Policy

Volume 637: debated on Monday 5 March 2018

The Government have made it clear that we need to get our country building. At Budget 2017 we set out reforms to enable us to achieve 300,000 homes built each year by the middle of the next decade. The Housing White Paper, published in February last year, set out our plans. In September, we launched the planning for the right homes in the right places consultation, which introduced a standardised formula for calculating local housing need.

Today we are publishing our response and launching the next step; consultations on the revised national planning policy framework and the reform of developer contributions.

This planning reform package, which includes the revised draft national planning policy framework (NPPF) and reforms to developer contributions, are fundamental to delivering the homes we need and set out a comprehensive approach to ensure that we get the right homes built in the right places of the right quality.

The policy proposals only relate to England. The consultation will run from 5 March until 10 May 2018.

Copies of the consultation document will be placed in the House Library and are available on the Government’s website here:

An oral statement will be delivered to both Houses later today.