Choices, choices...

By Ray Lee | 18 June 2019

Ray Lee says councils are expected to ‘exhaust every avenue’ to meet their housing needs figure and appeals are already being allowed in the green belt. But Elmbridge BC was faced with thousands of specific green belt objections following its first Regulation 18 consultation, creating a local political mandate ‘that is difficult to ignore’

We know there’s a housing crisis. We know the current shortage in housing squeezes living standards, fuels poverty, and chokes growth. However, in many areas devising a plan acceptable to residents while satisfying an inspector feels slightly more difficult than agreeing a Brexit plan.

Want full article access?


Receive The MJ magazine each week and gain access to all the content on this website with a subscription.

Full website content includes additional, exclusive commentary and analysis on the issues affecting local government.

`

Already a subscriber? Login

Planning Housing
Top