The Housing Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech is to introduce a statutory register for brownfield land. The government’s target is to have Local Development Orders in place on 90% of suitable brownfield sites by 2020.

The bill is also set to make changes to simplify and speed up the neighbourhood planning system, and to make other housing and planning legislation changes, to support housing growth.

See: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/ uploads/attachment_data/file/430149/QS_lobby_ pack_FINAL_NEW_2.pdf