The Government has published a consultation which sets to overall the planning system which it says is outdated and sluggish and not focused enough on demand and design.
The consultation focuses on three main areas.
The proposed changes also aim to increase numbers of SME builders. Over the past 30 years to proportion of new homebulding built by SME builders has dropped from 40% to 12% today.
The consultation lasts six weeks and can be found here at: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/planning-for-the-future