18 October 2016

Key Changes to the Housing and Planning Act

Key Changes to the Housing and Planning Act

Source: RICS Building Surveying Journal

The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduces some key changes to the planning system. Whilst much of the detail remains to be set out in secondary legislation, the government has been undertaking technical consultations that give an indication of the way some provisions may work in practice. The key planning changes concern:

  • Starter homes;
  • Self-build and custom build;
  • Planning permission in principle and brownfield registers;
  • Wider definition of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs); and
  • Alternative providers for processing applications.

At Hunt Commercial our dedicated team of building surveyors will be able to assist and advise you with planning permission applications or building regulations. Located in Eastbourne, Hunt Commercial services the wider East Sussex area.

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