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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/george-osborne-rip-up-planning-6037295

The major changes will give automatic planning permission on all brownfield sites

Ministers face a Nimby (Not In My Backyard) backlash by forcing dormitory towns around major cities to build more homes.

And town halls that fail to process applications in time will face fines and there will be greater powers for central government to intervene on planning rulings.

Councils will also get stronger powers to make compulsory purchase orders on brownfield land.

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Osborne will be the HPC hero at this rate.

Osborne - he's getting more attractive with each new pro-hpc policy :P (drools) (joke).

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It won't make any difference to prices unless it changes expectations of supply growth. If it just means property A in place X is built instead of property B in place Y, or the net result is unaffected by profit-maximising time preferences on releasing supply then no change. It needs to also somehow involve adding competition that increases the rate of new development, or lowering price demand.

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It won't make any difference to prices unless it changes expectations of supply growth. If it just means property A in place X is built instead of property B in place Y, or the net result is unaffected by profit-maximising time preferences on releasing supply then no change. It needs to also somehow involve adding competition that increases the rate of new development, or lowering price demand.

The implied consent in London to raise the height of buildings up to the adjoining maximum is likely to see a boom in roof extensions which will have a material affect.

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Osborne will be the HPC hero at this rate.

...well they couldn't bust through to repair Nuliebor's mess because of the lefty 'Liberals' ....what a mess these people were .... :rolleyes:

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Often London roof extensions add a penthouse flat or flats to an existing building. It will create new supply.

Ok see you what you mean. But it will only raise net new supply if all the flats/roof-extensions don't impact other projected developments and the timing of them. Which from a homebuilder forecasting and profit model they will. But we'll find out - maybe they'll pleasantly surprise again.

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From the FT:

"Other planning reforms would end the need for permission for extensions to homes in London, up to the height of an adjoining building."

Osborne acts to boost housebuilding

doesn't that mean the effective standard height in the UK cities is now equal to the highest building in that city? once the plots 'nearby' the highest are built on, new plots become 'nearby', etc etc

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So who's going to be responsible for infrastructure? If for example the water and sewage systems simply won't support a new development, and maybe can't be extended due to flood risks?

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doesn't that mean the effective standard height in the UK cities is now equal to the highest building in that city? once the plots 'nearby' the highest are built on, new plots become 'nearby', etc etc

In the Telegraph link that fru-gal posted it says:

"In London, there will be no need to obtain planning permission for “upwards extensions” of two storeys."

...so I think it would be best to wait a few hours so we can see the precise wording of this relaxation.

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Sajid Javid speaking as he launches the government's productivity initiatives (my bold):

"Too many homeowners are frustrated by red tape that stops them extending their homes to accommodate growing families. It’s a particular problem in our crowded capital city. So today I can announce that the government will be working with the Mayor of London to make life easier for people who want a little extra space. We’re going to remove the need for Londoners to seek planning permission for upwards extensions up to the height of an adjoining building, provided your neighbours don’t object. It’s a simple step that, at a stroke, will take layers of bureaucracy and cost out of the planning system."

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The government's productivity plan:

Fixing the foundations

Ironic that they called it that. Is adding extra storeys to an existing building the trifling matter that they make it sound?

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doesn't that mean the effective standard height in the UK cities is now equal to the highest building in that city? once the plots 'nearby' the highest are built on, new plots become 'nearby', etc etc

Its funny how much relatively low density housing can be found near central London...I guess a hangover from the depopulation of the 60s/70s/80s when most the direction of travel was to the suburbs and beyond.

This less than a KM from tower bridge, for example. Looks like a typical suburban house, not something so central.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-50588368.html

You could provide a million more homes in London by raising most of the Rotherhithe peninsula, and the surrounding bits south of the river and re-building it to the same density that north of the river has.

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With 'Brownfield' sites opened up surely this would have a knock on effect:

Will we lose the almost criminal local councillors control. Would we see all land opened up.... Would this make the speculation on development land a loss leader.

Would groups of people be able to purchase land far cheaper and build their own damned houses!

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With 'Brownfield' sites opened up surely this would have a knock on effect:

Will we lose the almost criminal local councillors control. Would we see all land opened up.... Would this make the speculation on development land a loss leader.

Would groups of people be able to purchase land far cheaper and build their own damned houses!

I am thinking that some councils will want to get rid of the builders so they will be offering small plots only for self build. I would prefer actually this option; based on the pricing ....

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Shouldn't be too controversial with brownfield sites although some caution is needed. I know of one that had planning permission refused for the size because of access to the site. That may have been just finding an excuse to block it of course but there will be places where it is an issue. There'll also need to be some control over what can be built on them.

I am thinking that some councils will want to get rid of the builders so they will be offering small plots only for self build. I would prefer actually this option; based on the pricing ....

Sounds good.

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