Housing and Planning 2013 White Paper
The report forms a vital workflow tool giving data and insight into the minds of the people who have the most power to frustrate their business – the planners.
This White Paper, written by Building’s team of award winning specialist journalists, includes a range of must-see information for housebuilders to plan their business, including exclusive in-depth data on the planning performance and housing delivery record of every local authority in the country – telling you exactly the easiest (and hardest) places to get a planning permission.
Written following communities secretary Eric Pickles’ wide-ranging reform package announced in September, this analysis includes an in-depth qualitative survey of more than 15 planning heads from UK planning authorities on how they are approaching the government’s reform package.
In addition it includes results from a survey of over 350 residential developers of all kinds, conducted by Building magazine, on the state of the market and their key challenges in 2013.
This White Paper includes:
- A ranking of every local authority in the UK, using a unique index based on their performance against a host of planning and development metrics, identifying the most developer-friendly local authorities to build homes in
- Detailed authority-by-authority data on planning performance, housebuilding rates, house price movement and number of schemes on hold
- Reports informed by in-depth interviews with 16 planning heads at local authorities, chosen specifically to represent all geographies and markets in the UK
- Survey results of over 230 housebuilders, developers and housing associations on everything that matters most to them, from mortgage lending and finance to the introduction of the Community Infrastructure Levy
- An in-depth review of the state of the market, pulling in up-to-the minute data from the NHBC, HBF, Barbour ABI and a huge range of other sources, including the latest forecasts across the UK
- A detailed round-up of the policy and planning environment: where the government money is going, how to get hold of it, and what the latest changes to the planning system really mean