The government has issued its housing white paper, setting out its plans to build more houses. Its proposals are listed under four headings:
• Planning for the right homes in the right places;
• Building homes faster;
• Diversifying the market; and
• Helping people now.
The government has also opened a consultation on a range of specific planning proposals, including the principle of a new, standardised way of calculating housing demand to reflect current and future housing pressures. Every local area will need to produce a realistic plan and review it at least every five years.