The “Implementation of planning changes, technical consultation” is a consultation that was recently launched by the Government which has the description of;
“This consultation is seeking views on the proposed approach to implementation of measures in the Housing and Planning Bill, and some other planning measures.
Responses to the consultation will inform the detail of the secondary legislation which will be prepared once the Bill gains Royal Assent”.
It’s worth a read as it has some interesting comments with regards to what the future might hold for the Alton Estate, or Council estates in general. For instance, Chapter 3 which states;
“Chapter 3: Brownfield register
3.1 Brownfield land has an important role to play in meeting the country’s need for new homes. We are supporting the regeneration of brownfield land for housing through a range of measures, including the creation of a £2 billion Long Term Housing Development Fund to unlock housing development and providing £1.2 billion to unlock at least 30,000 Starter Homes on brownfield land.
3.2 The National Planning Policy Framework sets out that planning policies and decisions should encourage the effective use of land by reusing brownfield sites, provided they are not of high environmental value, and that local planning authorities may set locally appropriate targets for the use of brownfield land. Planning Practice Guidance also stresses the importance of bringing brownfield land back into use.
3.3 We want to go further to maximise the number of new homes built on suitable brownfield land. We have set out our commitment to introduce a statutory brownfield register, and ensure that 90% of suitable brownfield sites have planning permission for housing by 2020. Through brownfield registers, a standard set of information will be kept up-to date and made publicly available to help provide certainty for developers and communities and encourage investment in local areas”.
The consultation closes 15 April 2016 11:45pm
You can find the consultation at – https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/implementation-of-planning-changes-technical-consultation
Email us at – email@example.com – and let us know of any concerns/thoughts you may have or add a comment at the end of the blog entry in the ‘Leave a Reply’ section.
Or email your Roehampton and Putney Heath Councillors at;
Peter Carpenter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Ambache – JAmbache@wandsworth.gov.uk
Sue McKinney – SMcKinney@wandsworth.gov.uk
Or email the Wandsworth Council team managing the ‘regeneration’
Team Roehampton – Roehampton@wandsworth.gov.uk