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Housing: Construction

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN HL3971, tabled on 10 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Building Britain Back Commission Levelling up and the Housing Challenge, published on 5 November; and what plans they have to implement a new national housing strategy that transitions from being based on historic growth to a new levelling up model of need.

Answered on

24 November 2021

The Government is committed to increasing housing supply across the country and supporting young people and families on to the housing ladder. We committed to deliver 1 million new homes by the end of this Parliament and continue towards its target to increase building output to 300,000 homes a year.  We are making strong progress: in 2019/20, around 244,000 homes were delivered – the highest level for over 30 years and the seventh consecutive year that net supply has increased.

As a new Department with a renewed emphasis on levelling up, we are currently reviewing departmental programmes, engaging with key stakeholders and will come forward with our proposals for reform of the planning system in as soon as possible.