Posted on 30th June, 2020

PM Unveils Plans to ‘Build, Build, Build’

By Emily O'Donoghue

Positive news for the housebuilding industry as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, encourages the UK to “build, build, build” as part of his post-coronavirus recovery plan.

The Nightingale Quarter: Derby

He has pledged £5bn in fast-tracked infrastructure investment, with the hope that the construction industry can help accelerate the economy.

Speaking from the West Midlands, the Prime Minister detailed how new regulations will make it easier to build better homes where people want to live.

Some of the changes include; a wider range of commercial buildings will be allowed to change to residential use without the need for a planning application and building will no longer need a normal planning application to demolish and rebuild vacant and redundant residential and commercial building if they are rebuilt as homes.

The announcement sees the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War.