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Planning Minister Nick Boles said that the Coalition has scrapped a temporary measure introduced by the Labour government “which allowed developers to roll forward their planning permissions”.
He added: “This ending of the measure will increase the incentive for developers to start on site before permission expires."The change would allow developers a limit of three years to start building on land before they lose planning permission.
Developers have been told they must start building homes or lose planning permission, under moves to speed up to Coalition’s controversial house-building programme.
Builders will not be able to easily “roll over” planning permission on plots of land without starting building projects, the planning minister Nick Boles announced.
According to a report in The Telegraph, the move would stop “land banking” developers hoarding plots for years and waiting for house prices