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26/06/2019

‘Scant chance’ of government meeting its housing target

Words: Laura Edgar
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The government’s target to build 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s is ‘jeopardised’ by ‘inherent problems’ in the planning system, says the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

To reach that target, a “significant” increase is required in the rate of housebuilding – the average number of homes built between 2005-2006 and 2017-18 was put at 177,000 a year.

MPs acknowledge that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has reformed the planning system recently, but say a detailed implementation plan for how it will scale up housebuild.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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