Department for Communities and Local Government’s consultation on national planning policy Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 The consultation process

The wider context

The detail of the proposals

The operation of the National Planning Policy Framework

The timing of the consultation

3 Supporting new settlements

Impact of the proposals

The five-year land supply

4 Brownfield sites

Presumption in favour of development

Viability of brownfield sites

Green Belt land

5 Small sites

Impact on small and medium-sized developers

The cumulative impact

Existing settlements and rural exception sites

6 Definition of affordable housing

Starter Homes

The discount period

Use of land for Starter Homes

7 The housing delivery test

The operation of a housing delivery test

Consequences for housing under-delivery

8 Density around commuter hubs

Housing density levels

The definition of a commuter hub

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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