The government measures to boost house building must be welcomed. We have a shortage of housing for our expanding population. Hopefully, these proposed measures will help stimulate house building as something needs to be done soon.
Builders get £1bn-a-year boost from George Osborne’s property plans Measures to free up brownfield sites and speed planning process also announced Joanna Bourke Saturday 11 July 2015 Housebuilders could see up to £1bn sliced off their costs next year on the back of a radical shake-up of the planning permission system announced yesterday by the Government to boost house numbers. Potential changes to the law that could speed up housebuilding, trim developers’ costs associated with the planning permission procedure and provide stock to an undersupplied market, were at the heart of a blueprint called “Fixing the Foundations”. The plans were unveiled as the Office for National Statistics announced an unexpected fall in construction in May, down 1.3 per cent from April, which was largely owing to a drop in housebuilding.