It is largely accepted that the government has needed to accelerate the release of brownfield sites. This, it would seem, has not fallen on deaf ears.
Additionally, they have made (albeit a slight) conscious decision to appeal to a wider demographic of clientele when a new housing development goes to market. Scarily, however, they have been advised to decrease sizes of rooms to satisfy the cost of land, materials and labour. Can and should new plots get even smaller?
Importantly, what the below alludes to is the governments commitment to using prefabricated techniques to drive down construction time, thus driving down costs.
Okay, the industry may have been screaming for these changes but at least the government is listening.
The government is looking to build cheaper houses in greater density to reach its target of building a million new homes by 2020. Above: Sajid Javid, secretary of state for communities & local government Sajid Javid, secretary of state for communities & local government, told the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham this week about his three-pronged strategy to step up house-building, which he described as ‘a moral duty’. He said: “First, today we are opening a massive £3bn Home Builders Fund. This major package will help us build more than 225,000 new homes and will create thousands of jobs up and down the country. It will help us get more SMEs building, encourage custom-builders, and allow developers to build the infrastructure needed to support new housing.