Obviously a horse has bolted, but another day will come, so.
Given our constitution, is there a legal way for land on which planning permission has been granted to immediately be bought by the state at agricultural value and sold on, as part of the same transaction, to the interested developer at pre-agreed development land prices.
Exception would have to be made for owner occupier single property planning, but for the mass of residential and commercial development in the future, could something like this be made to work?
Some advantages as I see it;
No more wind fall profits for the original land owner, so less pressure on planning process.
Any profit goes to the state and development land price set according to housing need in any given area.
Any profits could be ringfenced for social housing in the same area.
Should help to keep a lid on price of development land and therefore on property.
No spare cash sloshing around the whole process, should help to keep it all above board.