Friday, 11 May 2018

Planning Deregulation Reduces The Ability Of Councils To Secure Affordable Homes

A lack of investment in genuine affordable housing alongside deregulation of planning is reducing the ability of councils to secure homes, a report released by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) says. The research undertaken by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) reveals 98% of councils now identify their need for affordable housing as either severe or moderate. Setting out 10 recommendations, the report, ‘Delivering affordable homes in a changing world: Ensuring councils can meet local housing need’, has been released to coincide with the closing date of the government’s consultation on the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework. Read more on 24housing.

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