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In January 2019, fifteen built environment organisations, including the RTPI, wrote an open letter to government arguing that both housing quality and affordability were being undermined by planning deregulation rules. However the target of building 300,000 homes a year is still not being met.Read more
‘Fall back’ in planning terms is an argument whereby a case, which might not necessarily be in line with current policy, is nonetheless acceptable due to what can be achieved under another legislation. If the principle of residential development can be established via, for example, Class Q permitted development rights then this creates a fall-back position which can be applied to a full planning application.Read more
Green Belt land exists to prevent urban sprawl and to keep land permanently open, indeed the essential characteristics of Green Belts are their openness and their permanence. This does not mean however that all development is considered inappropriate in the Green Belt.Read more