As anticipated the Queen’s speech included the introduction of a Bill to modernise the planning system to ensure housing targets can be met.
25 new bills were announced including the Environment Bill. The Government is headlining a priority on the ‘levelling up’ of the country, although what this means in actual terms is unclear as detail was scarce.
The Planning Bill is aimed at modernising the current planning system to ensure more homes are delivered at pace across England. In addition there will be stronger rules on design and using Local Plans to provide more certainty for developers.
The Housing Bill is on the back of the Planning White Paper which underwent consultation in 2020.
Catesby Estates will continue to monitor developments and how these will affect our landowner partners and our sites under strategic land promotion.
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