6 August 2020
The UK government announced its plans to overhaul the planning system, categorising land for growth, renewal or protection. The aim is to protect green spaces and speed up the delivery of new homes on brownfield sites. Good design is to be prioritised with a fast-track for ‘beautiful buildings’. Section 106 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy will be replaced with a levy based on the value of the development. The government also announced the First Homes scheme offering 30% discount to first-time buyers, key workers and local people. Update 6 August 2020: Comment by CBRE.