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Ministers drop shake-up of planning laws

The Times reports that the government is reportedly backtracking on its commitment to overhaul planning laws in order to accelerate infrastructure projects with a target of building 300,000 homes a year in England, following criticism from southern voters and MPs, who said the changes would lead to the “suburbanisation” of green areas without delivering much-needed affordable housing

Ministers are expected to abandon their intention to make housebuilding targets mandatory and the proposed zonal system is also likely to be dropped.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said: “We will not comment on speculation. Our response to the consultation will be released in due course.”

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The Times - Ministers drop shake-up of planning laws

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