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Housing: Construction

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 905040, tabled on 30 April 2018

What steps his Department is taking to reduce the time taken to build new homes.

Answered on

30 April 2018

New homes should be built out as soon as possible once planning permission is granted. Under this Government, new house building starts are at their highest levels for nine years – we are building on progress by revising the National Planning Policy Framework, diversifying the market to increase the pace of development, and have commissioned my Rt Hon Friend, the member for West Dorset, to lead a review of build out rates.

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