England & Wales, Scotland Housing and planning

Fleshwounds from a silver bullet? Counting the cost of the unforeseen consequences of permitted development

Summary

The government has promised a new fast-track planning route, allowing accelerated creation of new homes and improved vibrancy of town centres at “no net cost” to councils. But are these promises too good to be true? What could be the impact on residents, housing quality, and on local authority finances?

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