Planning reform consultation – NHF response

24 January 2020

We’ve responded to questions on extending permitted development rights and amending provisions for the disposal of local authority land, raised in a government consultation on planning reforms.

In October, alongside the Budget, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published a consultation on various planning reforms. These included:

  • Extensions to permitted development rights and amendments to planning use classes
  • Amended provisions for the disposal of local authority land
  • Listed buildings consent changes for waterway structures
  • Changes to compulsory purchase guidance for new town development corporations.

We responded to questions in the first two of these categories, consulting extensively with members in doing so. This briefing summarises our response and answers to the Ministry’s detailed questions.

Who to speak to

Duncan Neish, Policy Officer