Countdown to the Election

Spring 2014

Political parties focus on tackling the housing shortage in 2014.

Video: Countdown to the Election


Following a successful debate we hosted earlier this week, watch our video with exclusive commentary from Roger Hepher and David Jackson, including the measures announced in the Budget speech.

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Housing is high on the political agenda


The planning system needs to accelerate housing delivery. As the General Election approaches, political differences on how this can be achieved will come to the fore.

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Will the planning system deliver new homes?


The number of homes planned by Local Authorities in southern England will leave a shortfall of 160,000 homes over the next five years.

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Planning for London's overspill


The Home Counties must plan for higher demand for homes as people leave the capital in search of better value housing.

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Working together to deliver more homes


Local authorities around London must positively embrace the ‘duty to co-operate’ and plan for an overflow of demand from their neighbours. 

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Strategies to deliver new homes


What steps are needed to deliver more homes?


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