“Here at Atlas Residential UK, we welcome PM Theresa May’s push for reform to the the National Planning Policy Framework. In short the situation remains that we need more homes and both Local Authorities and developers / housebuilders have their part to play.
From a Build to Rent perspective, one of the biggest barriers, as cited in an industry forum only last month, is a lack of awareness by Local Authorities in many secondary and tertiary UK towns and cities about what this new product really is and how it can benefit their local renting community.
Therefore, an education of officers (both planning and housing) but also members, especially those on planning committees is critical and requires a fresh drive from both those within the sector and wider government.”
Dominic Martin, Business Development Director at Atlas Residential