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Government proposes brownfield planning changes

July 2015

Steve Errington, Chief Executive of Story Homes, commented on planning proposals unveiled by Business Secretary Sajid Javid.

Steve said: “We welcome the government proposals to grant automatic planning permission on brownfield sites.

“These moves will undoubtedly help developers who are looking to build on brownfield sites to get schemes built quickly and to help customers into their new homes.

“Proposals to speed up the planning process across the board are also welcomed as this will stop costly delays for developers.

“Homebuilders have the will to build but developments are often held up or cancelled because of planning issues.

“Britain needs more homes and moves to help homebuilders to achieve this will give confidence to the industry.

“But although unlocking brownfield land is a very positive move the shortfall of new housing supply will not be fulfilled with brownfield land alone.”

For more information on Story Homes’ current planning applications click here.