Briefing: Speeding up housebuilding

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
July 10, 2018
Neil Merrick LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • construction delays
  • diversity
  • landbanking
  • smaller sites
  • speed of new house building
Brexit and local government, Economy and Regeneration, Housing and Planning, Trade union and workforce issues
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The housing supply bottleneck


Oliver Letwin in a report for the government says the slow pace of construction of homes is partly the fault of developers, who limit the number of new homes to maximise profits. Greater variety, including of tenure, could lead to homes being built faster as the potential market would increase.

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