Co-head of Real Estate Sector and Head of Glasgow Office, Alison Newton, sits down with Planning and Infrastructure Consenting Partner, Gary Sector, to discuss the new Planning reforms and what they mean in the new market.
The Prime Minister has said he wants to lead a government that builds back better, builds back greener and builds back faster as it seeks to deliver on testing promises around increased housing delivery and new infrastructure. The pandemic has also shone a light on the need for a nimble economic model which has at its heart increased flexibility to drive economic growth, as new business models emerge, and old assumptions around how we live, work and play adapt and change.
The government is set to announce significant proposed reforms to the English planning system to meet those challenges, and in the interim has also brought forward immediate legislative changes to drive forward its agenda. The implications are far reaching for the English real estate sector.
Watch the interview to find out more about:
- The Government's imminent planning policy reform paper
- Changes to use classes order and introduction of new use class E
- New permitted development rights for demolition and new build residential