What is the Housing and Planning Act?

New measures to help more people buy their own home and get houses built faster became law on the 13 May 2016 in The Housing and Planning Act 2016

The Act sets out a clear determination from the government to keep the country building while giving families every opportunity to unlock the door to home ownership.

It is designed to give housebuilders and decision-makers the tools and confidence to provide more homes and further streamline the planning system to accelerate their delivery.

The measures include underpinning the voluntary Right to Buy agreement with housing associations, supporting the doubling of the number of custom and self-build homes by 2020, tackling rogue landlords and speeding up the neighbourhood planning process.