The Prime Minister announced on Tuesday 22 September a new range of restrictions to protect us from the Covid crisis, some of which will apply to charities.
Yesterday, on 6 August 2020, the Government published the above White Paper. The purpose of the White Paper is to do the following: “Planning for the future, landmark reforms to speed up and modernise the planning system and get the country building”.
The headlines from the White Paper are as follows:
- The Government sets out plans to overhaul outdated planning system and reform the way country builds;
- Plans to streamline process, cut red tape and harness technology to deliver homes faster
- Value green spaces protected for future generations, with more building on brown field land;
- Building beautiful homes with communities at heart of new planning system;
- 30% discount through first homes, with an emphasis on key workers.
I will be reviewing the White Paper and publishing my thoughts in due course. I would appreciate any comments from clients which would assist with this process. I am of course happy to discuss any particular points of concern or good points that may be raised in the Government’s White Paper. Please contact me below to discuss further.
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Contact Stuart Evans.
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The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
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