Housing network calls to remove nutrient neutrality laws in a radical shake-up of the UK planning system

Overhead shot of a town next to a river
Nutrient neutrality laws are estimated to have blocked the construction of 145,000 homes according to the Home Builders Federation (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Housing Forum's latest report calls for the removal of nutrient neutrality rules from the planning system.

The report titled "Streamlining Planning to Build More Homes" claims that other agencies are better suited to address this issue. 

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.