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How can we ensure the quality and quantity of houses?

20 October 2015

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The House of Lords Select Committee on the Built Environment takes evidence from the Home Builders Federation and the Federation of Master Builders as it looks at how we can build the quantity and quality of houses needed to meet growing demand.


The evidence session takes place on Thursday 22 October in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster.

At 10.10am:

  • Chris Carr, Chair of the Home Builders' Group, Federation of Master Builders
  • John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs, Home Builders Federation

Areas of discussion

  • Should some land in the green belt be re-designated to allow new house building?
  • Is the speed of planning decision making a significant issue?
  • Are developers accumulating large 'land banks'? How can this land be quickly developed and delivered to the housing market?
  • What changes need to be made to allow smaller companies to develop more new housing?
  • What are house builders doing to improve the design standards of new housing developments?

Further information

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