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Housing: Construction

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 119193, tabled on 23 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how the drop off rate between permissions and completions will be calculated in the new standard method for assessing local housing need as part of the Government's proposed changes to the current planning system.

Answered on

30 November 2020

We committed to reviewing the current formula for local housing need at this year’s budget and the proposals were out for consultation from 6 August until 1 October 2020.

Not all homes that are planned for are built, and the consultation noted that there is a drop off rate between permissions and completions. As part of the Planning for the Future consultation, we confirmed we will explore further options to support faster build out, as we develop our proposals for the new planning system.

Following consideration of the consultation responses received, the Government will publish a response. The response will set out any decisions and any associated proposed implementation.