Homes, hospitals, schools and shops to get ‘automatic planning permission’ under government shake-up

Homes, hospitals, schools and shops to get ‘automatic planning permission’ under government shake-up
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New homes, hospitals, schools, shops and offices will get “automatic” permission to be built, under a radical shake-up of planning laws.

After Boris Johnson promised to “build, build, build” in order to create more affordable homes, the government is unveiling what is billed as the biggest change to the planning system since it was created in 1947.

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick says the “outdated and cumbersome” planning rules, in which it takes on average five years to approve a new housing development, are fuelling a “generational divide” between older homeowners and young people struggling to get on the property ladder.

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