Affordable housing planning reform — where will it all end up?

In this briefing, Nabarro considers recent changes in planning legislation relating to affordable housing, particularly: applying to change affordable housing requirements; permitted development rights for changing offices to residential; and Community Infrastructure Levy proposals.

It is possible to conclude that, despite all of the supportive words from the government, the legislative changes are indicative of the apparent low priority the government is giving to affordable housing during economic hard times.

The Growth & Infrastructure Act 2013 came into force in April 2013, aiming to speed up development and encourage economic growth…

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