No budget in recent years would be complete without some reference to the reform of the planning system and the Summer 2015 Budget delivered today is no exception.
There has been speculation over the last few days as to what form these changes could take with reforms to the permitted developent rights being top of the list. We will have to wait till Friday to find out!
Mr Deputy Speaker, another key to raising the productivity of our country is building more homes and creating a fairer property market. This is a government that is unwavering in its support for home ownership. That’s why we’re introducing the new Help to Buy ISA this autumn. That’s why we’re giving housing association tenants the right to buy. That’s why we will set out further planning reforms on Friday.