Guardian reports that housebuilders will be freed from minimum density targets

The government is to scrap laws which require a minimum of 30 homes to be built on ever hectare.

The Guardian reported that Greg Clarke, the minister for decentralisation, will announce the scrapping of “minimum density targets” later this week.

This could mean that housebuilders will find it easier to construct larger houses with bigger gardens but critics say it will create a shortfall of smaller, cheaper homes.

The coalition will also change planning rules so that gardens are no longer classified as brownfield land that can be built on.