Britain’s housing crisis is deepening. This blog from Heriot Watt University is a good analysis of the housing supply crisis in England and especially the south, looking at the limits of the Localism agenda which removed regional plans, and recommends sub-regional Housing Boards. These would be public/private partnerships which auction housing land to developers with a licence, so that house building rather than land hoarding took place. This learns from the successful methods used by some urban regeneration partnerships.
Related to this topic is the news report from The Guardian (22 March) of the political tensions within the UK government on building more homes versus nimbyism. http://m.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/mar/22/housebuilding-cameron-osbourne-confrontation-tories