The Neighbourhood Planning Bill is now on its way through Parliament. It deals with planning and compulsory purchase and aims to help identify and free up more land for house building and to speed up the delivery of new homes. Measures included in the Bill are intended to strengthen neighbourhood planning, require a developer's consent to pre-commencement planning conditions and make changes to the compulsory purchase regime.

See: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-billwill-boost-growth-and-housebuilding http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/ cbill/2016-2017/0061/en/17061en.pdf