An appeal for 350 new homes to be developed to the north-east of Devizes has been refused by Javid, however he has approved a development in Wistaston, Crewe, for 300 new homes to be built on farmland.
On top of this, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid will be deciding the future of another two major housing proposals in Wiltshire and Cheshire. For both of the mentioned circumstances, the decisions made are followed on from the inspectors who conducted the inquiries.
An increase in the amount of private housing units approved as “main driver” has been recognised by Housing Pipeline.
In 2015, 255,032 new homes were granted planning permission in England. Information taken from from the latest Housing Pipeline report from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and industry data collector Glenigan shows that this is a 57% raise since the low point of 162,204 in 2009.
This week in an announcement made by ministers, it has been claimed that by developing railway stations and the land that surrounds them it could be creating thousands of new homes and job opportunities.
It will also supposedly notably boost the local growth of the surrounding area.
Opinions have been added by peers to those who have already been criticising the government’s current policies, saying they are going to struggle to meet the demand for both quality and quantity of new houses that are needed.
A report that advises the government to elect a, chief built environment advisor has been published by The Lords Select Committee.This is with the intention to get higher standards over all the government departments regarding the built environment.
Historic England has published revised guidance on the impact of tall buildings amid a surge in applications for new skyscrapers. London is at the heart of this dash to reach for the skies, but big schemes are stacking up next to Georgian and Victorian estates that have conservationists and communities worried.
The Government’s statutory advisor on heritage issues said tall buildings should make a positive contribution to city life but warned they can also seriously harm places.
The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review has committed the Government to a new target for affordable housing starts (400,000 units by 2021) and further reforms to the planning system which included a proposal to allow previously developed brownfield sites in the green belt to be developed in the same way as other brownfield land.
Other planning reforms signaled will involve establishing a new delivery test on local authorities to ensure “delivery against the number of homes set out in local plans”.
The Statement also promised measures to accelerate the release of public land for housing and ensure the release of unused and previously undeveloped commercial, retail, and industrial land for ‘Starter Homes’.