The 2019 General Election is taking place against a backdrop of real controversy about the nature and the role of Government. The fault lines in the main parties’ Manifestos on Planning show some interesting shared ground and stark fault lines. Examples of common themes across the three leading parties include a 300,000 homes a year housebuilding target, a push for building green, and a scepticism of foreign homebuyers. All three parties propose reforms with implications for the Private Rented Sector and Build to Rent development. Only Labour proposes clear value capture measures designed to assemble land more cheaply.
Here is our summary of the main parties’ manifesto commitments in planning:
With thanks to Kendal Youngblood for preparing this blog.