The government has said it is seeking further changes to the planning system to encourage more development under its controversial Starter Homes initiative.
Housing minister Brandon Lewis said that in addition to the change of policy that will allow developers building on commercial and industrial land that is "under-used or unviable" to be exempt from section 106 affordable housing contributions, the government will consider how the development of more Starter Homes can be encouraged through further planning changes, "including the opportunity to use other forms of land".
Lewis also said the government "will seek to amend the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations in the next Parliament to exempt discounted Starter Home developments from the levy".
Revised planning guidance will be published shortly to support the implementation of the policy, Lewis said, "including the definition of under-used or unviable land and young first-time buyers".
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