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"Regardless of Brexit, we are not building enough homes"

Despite recent figures released by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which revealed that the number of completed homes in England has risen above 160,000 for the first time since 2007, we are still not building enough homes, according to Paul Willmott, managing partner at property consultancy Bidwells.

Willmott said: “Despite the still positive statistics, government needs to take a serious look at what it’s doing to boost supply: regardless of Brexit and affordability, we are not building enough homes.

“The recent Letwin Review said we need to concentrate on multi-tenure solutions to increase housebuilding on large sites – rental or social properties to go alongside housing for sale – nowhere is this more true than in the Oxbridge corridor, where a number of allocated large sites and new schemes can seriously ease demand, but could take decades to be delivered.

“We need to keep building, even during a slowdown, and the way to do that is through encouraging more multi-tenure developments, greater diversity in housing typologies and supporting delivery through a range of providers.”

Despite recent figures released by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which revealed that the number of completed homes in England has risen above 160,000 for the first time since 2007, we are still not building enough homes, according to Paul Willmott, managing partner at property consultancy Bidwells.

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strong>Willmott said: “Despite the still positive statistics, government needs to take a serious look at what it’s doing to boost supply: regardless of Brexit and affordability, we are not building enough homes.

 

“The recent Letwin Review said we need to concentrate on multi-tenure solutions to increase housebuilding on large sites – rental or social properties to go alongside housing for sale – nowhere is this more true than in the Oxbridge corridor, where a number of allocated large sites and new schemes can seriously ease demand, but could take decades to be delivered.

 

“We need to keep building, even during a slowdown, and the way to do that is through encouraging more multi-tenure developments, greater diversity in housing typologies and supporting delivery through a range of providers.”

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