Recent Planning Reforms




The Government is making more changes to planning legislation. A Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017  is gradually being enacted and will be in full force in the immediate future. A White Paper on housing needs is currently being consulted and it is expected that new legislation will follow. The main thrust of the consultation document is the proposal for a new single method of working out the number of new homes an area will require to build.


Changes to the NPPF are expected to be made in 2018 to support the above planning changes.


The big problem still exists and that is not enough houses are being built to satisfy an ever increasing population.