Rouse also called for the piloting of housing planning zones in high-value areas, where all planning is undertaken prior to a housebuilder coming up with a specific scheme.
The submission said: "Provided the housebuilder complied with the terms of the plan and code, no further detailed permission would be required. We cannot ensure that it will result in housing of greater quantity and quality, but it is worth testing on a pilot basis."
It went on to argue that planning gain agreements should be simplified, as they delay the planning system.
CABE also recommended pressing the European Union to reduce VAT on conversion and refurbishment.