Planning experts give evidence to Lords housing demand inquiry
On Tuesday 14 September at 10.00am, the Built Environment Committee hears evidence from planning experts as part of its inquiry on meeting housing demand in the UK.
Possible questions include:
- What part does the planning system play in identifying housing demand? In what ways does the current planning system in England act as a barrier to meeting demand?
- Would the introduction of a zone-based planning system through Local Plans in England help meet housing demand?
- What is your view on the advantages and disadvantages of the Government’s proposed Infrastructure Levy to replace Section 106 Agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy? What impact might these changes have on meeting demand for affordable and retirement housing?
- How should communities be engaged in the planning process?
- How can skills shortages in the planning system, particularly within Local Planning Authorities, be addressed? Could new biodiversity and climate change requirements make skills shortages more acute?
- How else should the planning system be shaped to help identify and meet housing demand? What could be done to help improve innovation in the planning system?