Published: 15th Sep 2020

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned the government’s new housing targets and planning algorithm could lead to fewer homes being built in the North. Under plans published last month, ministers want to change the current method for setting targets for councils on the number of homes to be built in their local areas. But the LGA said the new formula will introduce a ‘stark variation’ in where new homes will be built. An analysis of the new government formula shows that, compared to the current formula, the highest percentage increase in new homes growth will be expected in the Midlands and the South, with lower growth rates in northern regions. According to the LGA, London will be expected to see a 161% increase in housing. Brighton and Hove will be expected to deliver a 287% increase in housing, Dover will have to increase new homes by 294% and Tunbridge … (To read the full article, subscribe below)