Planning System Reform

Part of Housing, communities and local government – in the House of Commons on 19th July 2021.

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Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

We are transforming the planning system through not only the recently announced changes but our proposals for ambitious long-term reforms. The planning Bill announced in the Gracious Speech will modernise our planning system, with simpler processes and a digital transformation. We have also published changes to the way local housing need is calculated, to enable more homes to come forward in our largest cities, where we need them most, and a national model design code, which will drive up the quality of new development.