CONSULTATION PAPER ON NEW PLANNING POLICY STATEMENT 3 (PPS3): HOUSING
Publication title: Consultation Paper on New Planning Policy Statement 3 (PPS3): Housing
Audience: Local planning authorities, regional planning bodies, house building industry, developers
Consultation period: 5 December 2005 to 27 February 2006
Product code: 05 PD 03522
The new PPS3 will set out the national planning policies for housing, which regional planning bodies and local authorities should take into account in developing regional spatial strategies and local development frameworks. Its objective will be to deliver new homes at the right time in the right place. The national policy framework will reflect the need for flexibility in planning between urban and rural areas, and in areas experiencing high or low demand. The aim is that the planning system is used to its maximum effect to ensure the delivery of decent homes that are well designed, make the best use of land, are energy efficient, make the most of new building technologies and help to deliver sustainable development.
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