Planning policy for brownfield development

The government has proposed changes to national planning policy in respect of brownfield development, as part of its approach to tackling the housing crisis. The Society has responded to the consultation, expressing strong concerns about the proposals. We think that the proposed policy tips the balance too far in favour of housing development on brownfield sites, diluting important considerations that are embodied in the NPPF and Local Plans, without good reason. We think this approach will store up problems for the future, by encouraging development of inappropriate sites and below-standard flats.


Civic Society response


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