Housing and Planning Bill: The Implications for Housing and Local Government - Publication

The Housing & Planning Bill received its third reading in the House of Commons on 12th January 2016 and is now at the committee stage in the House of Lords with the expectation that it will become law in the spring of 2016. Some commentators have predicted that the Bill will lead to the end of social housing as we know it, but is this really the case? What are the implications for housing and local government and what are the threats and opportunities that the Bill presents?

The Bill contains a number of significant proposals for housing and local government including:

  • Starter Homes
  • The ‘voluntary’ right to buy for housing association tenants.
  • The sale of ‘high value’ council homes.
  • Near-market rents for social tenants on ‘high incomes’
  • Reducing Regulation of Social Housing
  • Phasing out of lifetime tenancies
  • Measures to tackle rogue landlords
  • Planning reforms.
  • Neighbourhood Planning
This book considers the implications of the Bill for Housing Associations, Local Authority Housing and Planning services and Local Authorities generally – including what the government is likely to do by regulation and what needs to be done to implement the Bill when it is passed. I am grateful to Sebastian Weise for the information that he has provided on neighbourhood planning.

This book should be of interest to those with an interest in housing and / or planning, including: Councillors; Housing Association Board Members; Housing Managers and Accountants in Local Authorities and Housing Associations; Tenant Representatives and others.

This book is excellent value at £30 plus £3.25 postage and packing. It includes 100 pages and was published in 2016. To order a copy please click the 'order now' button below.

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