The House Building Federation conducted a review of progress in house building since the review by Kate Barker for Government in 2004.

They conclude England would have 2 million more homes today if her most ambitious scenario for increasing housing supply had been achieved. The HBF report is here.

HBF seeks better long-term financial footing of local planning authorities and proposes “reassessment of the recent changes to the NPPF is needed.”.

Kate Barker said she was “particularly disappointed by the failure to follow through on the supply of new social rented homes”. She has been appointed head of a new commission on behalf of think tank Radix Big Tent into the current shortage of homes.

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