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Why aren't we building more homes?

Rarely is there so much concensus as around the idea that the UK must build at least 240,000 homes a year. So why are we building barely half that? Roxane McMeeken asks developers why they're not constructing the homes we need

240,000 homes a year. This, according to the 2003 Barker review of housing supply, is what the UK needs to meet demand. More recently, the government has set the higher target of 250,000 to make up for a lack of building over the last decade.

It has also tweaked the planning system to create incentives to build homes. With councils, housing associations and house builders broadly in agree.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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