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Housing: Planning Permission

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL9093, tabled on 28 June 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to develop local-connection criteria for the proposed Entry Level Exception Site policy in the draft National Planning Policy Framework.

Answered on

11 July 2018

The draft National Planning Policy Framework proposal for Entry Level Exception Sites did not include a local connection criterion or a maximum amount of open market housing. The draft Framework set out that a high proportion of the homes on the site would need to be entry-level homes offered for discounted sale or rent. The policy is designed to provide additional housing for first time buyers and renters, where it is needed.

This was consulted on as part of the draft National Planning Policy Framework. We are currently considering responses to the consultation and will publish the final National Planning Policy Framework in the summer. The department does not hold information on expected land values of sites brought forward as Entry Level Exception Sites.