The government publishes its response to the consultation within the “Fixing our broken housing market – White Paper” …

[UPDATE: For the subsequent legislation relating to this consultation, please view the following posts:
- This post for the legislation relating to permitted development.]

The government has published the following response to the consultation within the "Fixing our broken housing market - White Paper" (which ran for 12 weeks from 07/02/2017 until 02/05/2017), as well as to the further consultation relating to agricultural PD rights (which ran for 12 weeks from 07/02/2017 to 02/05/2017):

  • March 2018: Government response to the housing White Paper consultation - Fixing our broken housing market (March 2018) (pdf) (link).

Notes:

  • The "Introduction" at the start of the above response document includes the following information:
    - "The housing White Paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market', was published on 7 February 2017. The housing White Paper consultation, which closed on 2 May 2017, set out 38 principal consultation questions. Respondents were invited to reply online using an internet survey or to email or post written comments to the Department. We are grateful for all the responses received, which have been given careful consideration.".
    - "The housing White Paper consultation attracted widespread interest. Many offered comments on the implications of our proposals or made recommendations of their own. This document summarises the consultation response and sets out the Government’s response. This document follows the layout of the housing White Paper consultation. Where appropriate, questions are linked or provided with a combined response. The percentages are of those responding to that particular question, not of all responses received. Unless otherwise stated, ‘Framework’ is the National Planning Policy Framework, and ‘guidance’ is the Planning Practice Guidance on the website alongside the Framework.".
    - "The online survey published alongside the housing White Paper added two further questions, to follow up issues raised by the 2016 ‘Rural Planning Review: call for evidence’. The response to these can be found at questions 39 and 40.".

Other sources of information:

  • February 2017: Fixing our broken housing market - White Paper (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For a summary of the above document, please view this post.
  • February 2017: Summary of responses to the technical consultation on implementation of planning changes, consultation on upward extensions and Rural Planning Review Call for Evidence (pdf) (link).
    - Note: For a summary of the above document, please view this post.