Last year was full of surprises (and not just in planning!), so we thought that we would share our thoughts on some of the big planning changes that are due to take place this year.
We were expecting the Housing White Paper to be issued yesterday, but heard rumours last week that this was being stalled and may not be published until March. The delay also pushes back the government response to the CIL review and the amendments to the National Planning Policy Framework which are expected once the White Paper is out.
More details on starter homes and permissions in principle are expected later this year as well as the new dispute resolution procedure for section 106 agreements.
Next month the controversial ‘Hopkins Homes’ case will be heard by the Supreme Court and we wait to see what implications this will have for housing development.
See our top ten here and let us know what you think.