Sir Oliver Letwin has provided an update on the progress of his review of build out of planning permissions into homes. He says he is now focussing exclusively on why, once major house-builders have obtained outline planning permission to build large numbers of homes on large sites, they take as long as they do to build those homes.

Sir Oliver is proposing to publish a Draft Analysis, containing only a description of the problem and its causes, by the end of June and will seek comments from interested parties and experts before finalising the Analysis. He hopes to be able to formulate robust recommendations from the summer onwards in order to produce a Final Report containing recommendations in time for the Budget.

See: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/ uploads/attachment_data/file/689430/Build_ Out_Review_letter_to_Cx_and_Housing_SoS.pdf