Developers told to build homes

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.

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3 years 'use it or lose it' limit to start building on land

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”.

Developers have three years to build Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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 told: Build or 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.

Developers are being told to build or lose planning permission.

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

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