The government publishes a consultation (until 03/04/2020) relating to First Homes …

The government has published the following consultation, which runs for 8 weeks from 07/02/2020 until 03/04/2020:

  • February 2020: Consultation on the design and delivery of First Homes (pdf) (link).

Notes:

  • The "Delivering First Homes" section within the above consultation document includes the following information:
    - "51. This consultation explores two routes for supporting the delivery of First Homes through the planning system:
    >>> a. To create a new requirement for developers to deliver First Homes alongside market housing, either through changes to planning policy or legislation.
    >>> b. To amend the existing entry-level exception site policy to a First Home exception site policy."
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    - "52. In addition, we are minded to amend secondary legislation to exempt First Homes from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).".
  • The "Setting developer contributions for First Homes" section within the above consultation document includes the following information:
    - "54. To support people to realise the dream of home ownership, the Government wishes to ensure that more developer contributions are used to deliver homes sold at a discount. There are two broad options;
    >>> a. Prescribe that a percentage of affordable homes delivered through section 106 planning obligations should be First Homes; or,
    >>> b. Prescribe that a percentage of all units delivered on suitable sites (over 10 units) are to be sold as First Homes."
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  • Note: The webpage (link) for the above consultation also includes the following document:
    - "A guide to First Homes".