Affordable new housing is sustainable growth

Writing in The Observer newspaper today, Will Hutton is right to focus on the problems in the housing market, and especially on the lack of affordable new homes both to rent and to buy. A major housebuilding programme has long been promised but even the modest government targets have been missed by over 100,000 new homes, not counting the backlog of under-building in previous years.
We need a grown-up approach to new housebuilding – which is therefore not about a blame game, is not about favouring one sector only at the expense of the others, and is not only about land supply pressures in London and the south east of England.


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