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RTPI responds to government's brownfield consultation

23 March 2015

The RTPI responded to the government's call for responses to its consultation 'Building more homes on brownfield land'.

The consultation focused on a proposed requirement for local authorities  to allocate or impose local development orders (LDOs) on 90% of brownfield land for housing by 2020.

While the RTPI supports speeding up housing delivery, our submission stressed that housing, whether built on brownfield land or not, should be located in the right place. Our submission noted that evidence shows LDOs do not necessarily speed up delivery of housing. We do not agree that local authorities should be put into special measures for not meeting the target of 90% of brownfield land allocated or under a LDO by 2020 due to practical reasons. Read the RTPI's full response here

DCLG are currently analysing the responses they have received to the call for consultation, track the consultation's progress here