General Election 2017: summary of the key policies for planning and development
30 May 2017
The UK will have a general election on 8 June. With housing and infrastructure investment always high on the agenda and the looming Brexit negotiations, the implications for the UK planning and development industry are wide-ranging.
While there is cross-party agreement around some of the issues that the next government will need to tackle (e.g. housing supply or reform business rates), many proposed policies and projects don’t enjoy unanimous support.
To help navigating the plethora of recent development-related announcements, we have produced a summary of what we consider the most relevant manifesto commitments by the Conservative Party, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats.
Figure 1: Key Manifesto policies for planning and development
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Source: Lichfields analysis of the Conservative Party, Labour Party and Liberal Democrats’ manifestoes.
The document above provides an impartial summary of the three parties’ manifestoes, for more details please visit: