The FT Lex column take a pretty negative view on the planning reform regarding brownfield sites etc. noting the lack of reaction of house builders’ share prices to the announcement. I’m still puzzled why this was the leading item on so many news reports. Feels like another planning policy gimmick to me. Do developers really need a register of sites? As always, time will tell. The FT leader writers also have a go at the government’s housing policy today.