Planning laws may be relaxed to boost house building

Source: www.bbc.com
Date: 10 July 2015

The government has set out proposals for relaxed planning laws in England to encourage house building.

The government has set out proposals for relaxed planning laws in England to encourage house building.

Developers could get automatic planning permission to build on disused industrial land, or brownfield sites, while major housing projects could be fast-tracked.

The proposals are part of a wider government plan to boost Britain's productivity, but critics say increasing airport capacity and improving transport links would be more effective.

John Moylan reports.