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East Northamptonshire Council formally objects to MCHLG planning system changes

East Northamptonshire Council formally objects to MCHLG planning system changes

During a recent meeting of the Planning Policy Committee, ENC councillors discussed their response to central Government's "Changes to the current planning system" consultation paper and agreed to object to most of the suggestions made in the report.

On 6 August, the Government published an open consultation on changes to the current planning system, proposing a number of changes to planning policy and regulations.

The consultation covers four main area of the planning system:

  • A standard method for assessing housing
  • Delivering 'First homes'
  • Proposals to temporarily raise the threshold below which developers do not need to contribute to affordable housing
  • Proposals to increase the threshold for Permission in Principle

In the meeting, councillors agreed to object to most of the 35 questions being asked by MCHLG and approved ENC's official response to the paper.

Posted: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 15:09 by Hanneke Soans

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