The housing secretary said new homes and hospitals would be allowed to be “automated” to be built in England as part of a voluntary plan reform, the housing secretary said.
Robert Genrick announced that “for renovation” underground development would be allowed “in principle” so that the building could be built at a faster pace.
It comes after the Prime Minister pledged ড 5 billion to “build, build, build” to help soften the economic impact of the coronavirus.
Shelter has warned against any reforms that could lead to the creation of “poor-quality” housing.
The homeless charity said 260,000 homes were approved in England between 2011 and 2016 but never built.
Writing Sunday TelegraphUnder the new rules, the land will be designated in one of three categories: growth, renewal and protection, Mr Genrick said.
And he insisted: “We’re cutting red tape, but not the standard.”
But James Jamison, president of the local government association, said the idea was a “myth” that planning was a barrier to housing.
“Nine of the ten plans have been approved by the council, and more than a million homes approved by the plan in the last decade have not yet been built,” he said.
“Only last week the government’s own independent report warned about the poor quality of homes not provided through the planning system. We urge the government to heed these warnings and not to sidestep the planning process further.”
The National Planning Policy has been adapted to the administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, saying this week’s changes will only affect England.
Mr Genrick said the country’s “old and complex” planning system played a role in the generation gap between homeowners and non-homeowners.
And he claimed that it would take five years for “standard housing development” to go through the planning system under existing guidelines.
The BBC Reality Check says there has been criticism in recent years about the amount of time it takes to get plans approved.
However, it further noted that many developers secure permission to plan and then do not create immediately.
In 2017-18, 382,997 applications were approved, which would be enough to meet the target of 300,000 new homes a year.
“Land designated for growth will enable development – new homes, hospitals, schools, shops and offices will be automatically approved,” Generic said.
However, he did not specify the criteria for determining land under these proposals.
Areas of outstanding natural beauty and green belts will be protected.
Mr Genrick added, “I’m completely rethinking the system so we can build better quality, attractive and affordable homes faster – and more young families can finally get the key to their own home,” Mr Genrick added.
He said the new plans would also focus on quality and design, drawing inspiration from the concepts of the design code and pattern book that built the city of Bath into the model village of Bourneville and the wealthy district of Belgravia in London.
Eco-friendly homes will be built in the vicinity with new places and parks, he added, adding that local authorities will move away from notifying them to an interactive online system at lampposts.
The Federation of Master Builders, which represents small businesses, has previously said that construction results due to the coronavirus epidemic have fallen to historic lows and will bring new developments together by consolidating plans.
Mr Genrick said the reform “would create thousands of new jobs, from bricklayers to architects.”
‘Build, build, build’
In June, Boris Johnson pledged “building, building, building” to help Britain recover from the epidemic by pledging a 5 billion package to build homes and infrastructure.
The prime minister promised “the most fundamental reform” of the planning system since World War II.
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The Conservative Party has repeatedly promised to “build and fund” 40 new or rebuilt NHS hospitals before 2029.
Two years after the end of the war, the UK’s planning system was effectively established in 1947 with the Town and Country Planning Act.
Mr Generick’s announcement came just weeks before a decision was taken to approve plans for a বিল 1 billion property project in East London, two weeks before a change in local planning rules and a 12 12,000 grant to the Conservatives.
The Secretary of State denied any connection to the event, but acknowledged that the decision to approve the development was illegal.
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