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Over the coming months the Communities Secretary will oversee a programme of work to unblock the planning system, boost house building and attract new investment into the market, maintain environmental and countryside protections. The reforms will put local councils, communities and local firms in the lead when it comes to delivering growth.
We are unblocking the complex, costly planning system, regenerating redundant sites and putting the brakes on the years of Whitehall micro-management that has tied business up in red tape, slowing and stifling growth.
The current planning system is bureaucratic, we will make it easier to navigate. We have a system plagued by conflict and appeals. We will establish a system where councils, communities and business work together.
Instead of fighting against development imposed from Whitehall, local people will have a far greater influence over what is built in their area. Every new home built will create jobs in the UK building industry. Before we took office house building had slumped to its lowest peacetime level since We are turning this around, providing support for first time buyers, encouraging private investment in housing, accelerating the release of public sector land and putting in place powerful new incentives that will give communities a share in the rewards of growth.
Boost investment in house building, helping to reduce the sectors reliance on mortgage funding. The unfavourable Stamp Duty arrangements for bulk purchases of new build homes will end, making investment in house building more attractive, and tackling a tax distortion which currently favours individual purchases ahead of large scale investment.
Consult on proposals to increase housing supply by deregulating the planning system so it is easier for developers to change vacant offices into new homes.
To make sure the right land is available in the right place for development the Department will: Accelerate the release of surplus public sector land supporting the creation of new homes and jobs. The scheme will offer a lifeline to house builders struggling with cash flow problems.
Other Government Departments and agencies will follow suit publishing land release programmes shortly and be held to account for the homes and jobs unlocked. Reform the planning system through a range of measures, including the introduction of a powerful new presumption in favour of sustainable development.
Remove centrally imposed, top down targets that have dictated levels of development on previously developed land. Councils will be able to identify the most sustainable locations for growth in their areas, having regard to the coalition commitment to protect the environment, including maintaining the Green Belt and other environmental designations.
Pilot elements of the land auctions models, starting with public sector land. One of the biggest barriers to development is the shortage of land with planning permission. Auctioning parcels of land with planning permission has the potential to bring forward more land for development, increase competition in development and provide greater certainty for developers.
The outcome of the pilot will inform further consideration of the wider land auctions model. Place a new Duty to Cooperate on councils to work together to address planning issues that impact beyond local boundaries such as transport, housing or infrastructure.
To simplify and speed up the planning system and reduce regulatory and other burdens on the house building industry Government will: By the end of this year a new National Planning Policy Framework will set out the Governments key economic, social and environmental objectives and the planning policies to deliver them.
Consult on plans to simplify the planning process and streamline the information required to support planning applications. Reduce the complexity of the consents developers need.
Introduce a planning guarantee that means that planning applications will not have to spend more than twelve months in total with decision makers, where a timely appeal is made.
Adopt a new, less costly zero carbon standard for all homes built after Work with councils and developers to ensure that the cumulative impact of their local plans and other requirements do not unduly constrain the creation of much needed jobs and homes.
To rebalance the economy, reduce regulation and promote enterprise the Department for Communities and Local Government will: Support the creation of the eleven new local Enterprise Zones announced by the Chancellor.
These Zones will benefit from business rate incentives and planning freedoms as well as other deregulation. The Zones are intended to help kick start new investment and drive the creation of new private sector jobs in the local areas.
The Department will also oversee a competition to identify the next ten zones that will be announced in the autumn.
Helping small shops and businesses grow is a crucial part of rebalancing and rebuilding the economy. This tax break comes at the right time and offers a massive helping hand to small business.
Approve two redesigned regeneration projects which had become stalled due to the market downturn that will boost economic growth, and bring much needed new jobs. Originally suspended as part of the review of all spending decisions made since Januarythe revised Sheffield retail quarter regeneration scheme now offers better value for money for the taxpayer having secured greater support from the private sector and is expected to deliver around net additional constructions jobs and around 1, permanent jobs.
The wider central Milton Keynes sustainable residential quarter has been redesigned to make it more commercially viable and will deliver homes without increased taxpayer expenditure. Removing this guidance will make it easier small businesses and voluntary sector groups to succeed in the public service market by levelling the playing field and create more opportunities for innovation and greater economic and employment growth.
Housing Minister Grant Shapps said:Maha mulls 1% rise in stamp duty on immovable property transactions Maharashtra government proposes 1% rise in stamp duty over and above the existing 5% in the form of a cess or a surcharge on all transactions of immovable properties across the state.
The government hopes to mop up additional Rs crore in the current fiscal. Personal Finance, Financial Advice, Money, Business News, Real Estate, Mortgages, Investments, Stocks. May has made tackling the long-term housing shortage one of her top priorities as she looks to show voters that her government is capable of delivering domestic reforms at the same time as.
Benefits from rising house prices Increased prices and housing transactions generates tax revenues e.g. from Stamp Duty. This helps to reduce the size of the government’s budget deficit.
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Governments need to put in place policies that make housing finance accessible and affordable. The World Bank notes that only 3% of sub-Saharan Africa population can afford a mortgage.
Part of the issue is investors focusing on higher value housing mainly due to higher margin returns and availability of supporting infrastructure.