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Housing White Paper consultation – changes to planning policy and legislation

Last updated: 2 May 2017

Consulting body:
Department for Communities and Local Government
Status:
Closed
Period of consultation:
Runs from 7 February 2017 to 2 May 2017
CML action:
Response submitted

In order to implement some of the proposals in the Housing White Paper, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) are consulting on a range of specific planning proposals, some of which are of interest to lenders as they relate to the Starter Homes scheme, and/or have some impact on lending decisions.

CML response

We welcome the publication of the Housing White Paper, and look forward to working with the government on measures seeking to increase the availability, affordability and choice of homes across different tenures.

Lenders already contribute to the funding of private and social rented housing, as well as owner-occupation, so we particularly welcome the cross-tenure approach in the paper.

We want to play our part in developing a coherent, long term plan to deliver more housing and help ensure that it is durable, affordable and in the locations and tenures that people want.

Download the full CML response below.