7 APRIL 2020
London Property Alliance (CPA & WPA) has today written to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government urging the Government to get London building as soon as possible, support future housing delivery and improve retail flexibility in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
The letter set out that there should be an automatic two-year extension of existing planning permissions for major developments due to expire over the next 12 months and that the Government should bring forward alterations to Class A use classes, to improve high street flexibility after COVID-19.
MHCLG must ensure all London Planning Authorities are adequately resourced, both now and in the longer term, to implement these changes and support growth post COVID-19.
Read the letter in full here.