Report: housing targets ‘impossible’ for councils

By James Evison | 13 December 2016

A lack of planning resources means housing targets ‘will be impossible’ for almost 90% of local authorities, a report today has claimed.

The joint research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and LGiU think-tank also found 64% of councils and 45% of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) housebuilders believed the lack of planning resources was a barrier to developing more small sites.

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Whitehall Business Planning Chief executives Housing LGiU Sajid Javid