Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

Housing need and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

Inquiry status: Concluded

This was a one-off evidence session on 1 November 2017.

Scope of the session

The Communities and Local Government Committee examines proposed changes to the way the need for new homes is calculated for each local authority in a one-off evidence session with the Housing Minister.

The Government's 'Planning for the right homes in the right places' consultation is aimed at finding a new standardised methodology for assessing housing need on a council-by-council basis, replacing inconsistent methods used across different authorities at present.

The consultation also announced the Government's intention to produce a revised National Planning Policy Framework in early 2018, and the Committee seeks to question the Minister on his plans for that revision as well as a range of wider housing policy issues, such as the Government's proposed reforms to the private rented sector and intergenerational housing issues.

Terms of reference: Housing need and the NPPF session


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