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New Homes granted planning permission continues to rise

by Paul Addison on May 22, 2017 No comments

Per a report, planning permission being granted to new homes continues to increase, with nearly 300,000 last year.

The latest study by consultants Glenigan and the Home Builders Federation found that in 2016, 293,127 homes were granted permission.

Since assembling the figures in 2006, this is the highest yearly total alongside a 15% pre-crash peak of plot permission.

Having said this, there has been an 11% decrease in the number of sites obtained planning permission related with 2015, falling from 19,600 to 17,500.

According to Glenigan, this can be taken as a sign that permissions are being granted on larger, strategic sites.

Due to the necessities that come alongside larger sites, these type of permissions, on the whole take longer to start being delivered and often take much longer to develop.

Local authorities must be realistic regarding the speed of the development of large sites, and not expect one large site to fix their housing requirements, according to the HBF.

Over the last 18 months, there has been a 16% rise in the general size of sites that are gaining permission as local authorities are concentrating on larger sites.

Issues facing small housebuilders in locating appropriate sites and progressing them through the planning system is stressed by this, says Glenigan.

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