The focus on the rate of delivery of housing on sites that have planning permission has sharpened recently. This was signalled in the Housing White Paper, 2017 and accelerated by the announcement in January 2018 of a Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) review on this matter, chaired by Sir Oliver Letwin MP. Housing delivery has also been a focus of for the Local Government Association.
Planning TV asked a group of planning experts to come up with creative solutions to get housing delivered on a real site in a town in the south of England with a for permission 200 homes with where build out has slowed and in currently stalled with only a handful of homes built over several years – presenting a bit of planning mystery. Lindsey Richards – Homes England, Anna Rose – Planning Advisory Service and Mary Parson – Places for People share their insights on how to tackle this problem site and speed up build out.