The background documents to the Queen’s Speech 2021 clearly acknowledges that the current planning system does not lead to enough homes being built, and that the increasingly expensive housing is a result of a long-term and persistent undersupply.
And so, within the next parliamentary session, the Government promises us to bring some radical changes to our planning system.
The new Planning Bill is to offer a simple, faster and more modern planning system, and one of the main elements of the Bill is to significantly decrease the time it takes for developments to go through the planning system.
(but we have heard it all before….)
And so, while we are awaiting the release with further details with excitement, we at The RPP will carry on working within the existing policy and legislation frameworks and helping our clients to realise their dreams and aspirations.