Pickles on local plans

During a session of the Communities and Local Government select committee the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said that local plans with realistic housing targets were more likely to be signed off, and that he did not anticipate many of the plans currently submitted being rejected.  He also referred to the increased use of ‘landbanks’ and to the recent report by Savills suggesting that landbanks were being used at a faster rate than at any time since 2007.Read more