This government is proposing to deregulate planing, claiming that this is needed to ensure that more homes are built yet, according to the charity Shelter, 40% of homes granted planning permission go unbuilt .
Land owners and developers gain planning permission, which immediately adds hugely to the value of their site, then ensure that the permission remains extant in perpetuity by undertaking a "legal start" within three years.
This might involve laying a corner of the foundations of one house, inviting the local building inspector to view the work and certify that construction has begun, then ceasing the build and covering up the foundations until such time that the value of the site has increased to provide a better profit.
Should we not be legislating to remove planning permission from sites which have not been constructed in a reasonable number of years?
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