Government announce new housing strategy

February 7 2017  

Government announce new housing strategy
Today the government published its new housing strategy for England seeking to reform the housing market and boost the supply of new homes.  The White Paper:  ‘Fixing our broken housing market’.    
 
The government outlines in the White Paper its measures to:
  • Plan for the right homes in the right places
  • Build homes faster
  • Diversify the housing market
  • Help people now


The strategy does acknowledge the role of planning and how this must integrate with transport.  CIHT raised this point in a number of consultation responses including the National Policy Planning Framework (NPPF).

The White Paper notes (p14):  Development is about far more than just building homes. Communities need roads, rail links, schools, shops, GP surgeries, parks, playgrounds and a sustainable natural environment. Without the right infrastructure, no new community will thrive – and no existing community will welcome new housing if it places further strain on already stretched local resources.

The White Paper is available here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fixing-our-broken-housing-market
The consultation closes on 2 May 2017.  CIHT members can contribute views to technical@ciht.org.uk

 

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