Friday, 21 October 2016

Builders Claim Councils ‘Abuse’ Planning Rules

Industry leaders claimed local authorities were imposing excessive demands when giving housing developments planning consent. The claims were made to MPs on the Commons CLG committee which is investigating the housebuilding industry and if government targets to build thousands of new homes can be met. MPs heard claims that councils planning committees are adding demands to decisions that cannot be signed off or enforced later due to resourcing issues. As a result, developments are being delayed. Read more on 24Housing.

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