Yet, the amended PPS3
definition contains no savings for garden land where housing development would not have any adverse amenity impact.
The scrapping of the minimum density target for developments could further intensify the need for new greenfield land releases and by removing this clause in PPS3
, the Government is effectively sanctioning the construction of lower density new developments which will only exacerbate the current shortage in housing land.
and PPS4 regressions estimate it to be a little less than 1 (about 0.
GVA Lamb and Edge has created a targeted group with planning, development and public sector specialists specifically to help all those who will be involved with the implementation of PPS3
The key housing policy objectives that lie behind PPS3
are to provide high quality housing which offers a mix of market and affordable housing, is planned in sufficient quantity with improved choice, is available in suitable locations; with a flexible supply of land.
In a statement to the Government, the assembly said: "We remain very concerned that the implementation of the draft PPS3
, as currently proposed, could undermine urban renaissance within the West Midlands, by increasing the supply of housing land on greenfield sites, in areas of high demand which will be developed in preference to more difficult brownfield sites within the Major Urban Areas, which may require significant infrastructure investment.
Guidance contained within PPS3
makes it clear that local planners should continue to encourage more sustainable forms of travel without relying on the private car.
and the National Brownfield Strategy, which were launched on the same day, are aimed at tackling those obstacles in the planning system which restrict the numbers of suitable sites for the types of homes families need.
Planning Policy Statement three ( PPS3
( sets out the national planning policy framework for delivering the Government's housing objectives and will come into force next April.
PLANNING Policy Statement three - PPS3
- sets out the national planning policy framework for delivering the Government's housing objectives and will come into force next April.
This rousing call to action follows the consultation on Draft PPS3
(Housing), issued late last year.
identifies that the Government believes that housing and planning policies need to support mixed and sustainable communities, with high quality, affordable housing for future generations.