Introduction

The White Paper, Fixing our Broken Housing Market, set out proposals to tackle the housing challenge our country faces. It also stated that further consultation on specific issues would follow. 

This survey is part of that consultation process, and it seeks views on a number of proposals to reform the planning system to increase the supply of new homes and increase local authority capacity to manage growth. These proposals relate to England only, and they include:

  • a standard method for calculating local authorities’ housing need;
  • how neighbourhood planning groups can have greater certainty on the level of housing need to plan for;
  • a statement of common ground to improve how local authorities work together to meet housing and other needs across boundaries;
  • making the use of viability assessments simpler, quicker and more transparent; and
  • increased planning application fees in those areas where local planning authorities are delivering the homes their communities need.

Full details of the proposals being consulted on can be found in the consultation document which is available on the GOV.UK website. Read the full consultation document here.

The consultation will begin on Thursday 14th September 2017 and will run for 8 weeks until Thursday 9th November 2017.  All responses should be received by no later than 23:45 on Thursday 9th November 2017.

This consultation will take approximately 15 minutes to complete - this will vary depending on how many questions you choose to answer.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. Your responses will inform how we take the proposals forward.

The next page will detail what you will need to do to submit a response.


 

T