11 Mar '18, 10am

Why our land bidding system encourages developers to strip affordable housing from their proposals

Theresa May gave a big speech this week launching the new National Planning Policy Framework consultation. This is the latest attempt by the government to do something about the housing crisis. There was promising talk about intergenerational inequality, escalating rents, and the separation between those who have access to the Bank of Mum and Dad and those who don’t. The Prime Minister also rightly acknowledged that private developers are in the business of making profit and increasing value for their shareholders. Unfortunately, she didn’t recognise that this means it is very difficult to force developers to build either the quantity or type of homes we badly need. Indeed, since the collapse in council building in the early 1980s, house building overall has struggled to reach the levels we need. The package of solutions showcased in May’s speech shows an almost total depe...

Full article: http://neweconomics.org/2018/03/housing-crisis-big-speech...

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