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How the Letwin Review proposes to increase build rates on the largest development sites

Sir Oliver Letwin has been tasked by the government with understanding why there is a gap between the number of homes for which planning permission is granted, and the number which are actually built. In his final report, published in October, he has set out how that could be done.
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5 ways the new NPPF could help you get planning permission for homes

The new National Planning Policy Framework – known as the NPPF – which was published in June 2018, is the starting point for how every local plan should be written and every planning decision made. The changes that have been introduced from the original 2012 version are in large part aimed at ensuring more new […]
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What the future of planning could have in store for farmers

Securing planning permission on agricultural land can be extremely difficult, whether that is for an extension, a single dwelling or a large scale development. Recently, however, the government has consulted on a range of new planning policies which could see it become easier to secure approval for a variety of development types.
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Why the new NPPF is bad for the North

On the 5 March, the government began a consultation on a number of reforms to the planning system. The main aim of these changes was to tackle the housing crisis by finally building enough homes to meet demand. When taken in the round, however, the proposals are likely to be bad for the North.
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