Fairness in Planning

The planning system is out-dated and needs an overhaul. Far too often communities are at the mercy of large developers who build executive homes for profit rather than build the required homes to answer the need. We know that there is huge demand for one and two bed properties in Wales, as well as bungalows for an ageing population, yet developers fail to build houses that answer community needs.

We will reform the planning system so that it is consistent with local needs and aspirations, rather than reflecting the interests of developers.

This means maintaining up-to-date information on housing need and ensuring that developments reflect this need. This would be supported by funding packages to assist local government to robustly enforce planning decisions ensuring that developers stick to agreements.

We will ensure that Local Development Plans are not imposed upon local planning authorities without their support.

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