Planning White Papers: Changes to the current planning system

The Government consultation closing October 1st 2020 could result in an increase of over 40% in the housing targets for Northamptonshire.  This is the first of two consultations which the Government is running that affect planning.

We have just completed our response to the Government's initial White Paper which looks to revise the current planning system (Changes to the Current Planning System). The most significant change proposed is to the standard method for calculating housing requirements and if implemented this will lead to substantial increases in the housing targets for Northamptonshire.

Our response to this first consulation is here.