Housing and Planning

  • UKIP will protect the Green Belt.
  • Planning rules in the NPPF will be changed to make it easier to build on brownfield sites instead of greenfield sites.¬† Central government is to list the nationally available brownfield sites for development and issue low-interest bonds to enable decontamination.
  • Houses on brownfield sites will be exempt from Stamp Duty on first sale and VAT relaxed for redevelopment of brownfield sites.
  • Planning Permission for large-scale developments can be overturned by a¬†referendum triggered by the signatures of 5% of the District or Borough electors collected within three months.