So we have the first full scale- as opposed to endlessly adhoc (often through ‘guidance ‘ without consultation which the courts naturally took a dim view of) nothing do do with evidence of what is or is not working bit rather driven by the productivity plan and Housing Bill.
Much of the document seems back to PPG3, housing around transport hubs, more promotion of bropwnfield, more proactive on new settlements.
The introduction of a large number of changes due to starter homes is here as well as relaxing policy on previously developed brownfield sites.
One section, flagged up before the election, seems not thought through at all, the new policy on small sites. Page 12
Most Local Plans include clear policies supporting small windfall sites, but there continue to be concerns about the challenges and uncertainty associated with identifying small sites. We propose to apply the approach described above…
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