Developers exploiting loophole to build on greenfield land


22nd June 2023

A new report from CPRE shows how some big housing developers are still exploiting a loophole that enables them to appeal against refusal of planning permission, even in our most iconic landscapes.

We’re urgently calling for proposed changes to the planning rules that would stop this happening. The proposed change to the National Policy Planning Framework in last December’s consultation would remove the requirement for a local planning authority to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply in cases where there is a local plan with a strategic housing target adopted in the past five years.

Read more on the national CPRE website.