Strengthening the presumption in favour of ‘starter home’ developments is one of a raft of changes to be implemented as part of a new national planning policy, writes Development Specialist Richard Carr.
Increasing the density of development around commuter hubs
Supporting sustainable new settlements and helping development on brownfield land and small sites
Helping the delivery of housing allocated in plans
Promoting and aiding the delivery of starter homes
If Ministers get the go-ahead, they plan on introducing a statutory requirement which would see a number of ‘starter homes’ delivered on all reasonably-sized housing developments. Another change would see the widening of low-cost homes to fall within the definition of affordable housing.