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"Why are so many house building targets missed?" Committee asks experts

10 September 2015

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On Thursday 10 September, the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment takes evidence from Shelter and the National Housing Federation as well as Lord Best and economist Dame Kate Barker.


The evidence sessions will take place on Thursday 10 September in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster.

At 10.10 am:

  • Dame Kate Barker, economist, author of the Barker Review of UK Housing Supply, former member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee
  • Toby Lloyd, Policy Director, Shelter

At 11.10 am:

  • Lord Best, former Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation, former Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
  • Kathleen Kelly, Assistant Director of Policy and Research, National Housing Federation

Areas of discussion

  • Why do we miss so many house building targets?
  • Could re-designation of green belt land help to solve the problem?
  • What are the merits of a 'zoning' approach to house building?
  • How could 'garden cities' contribute to the solution?
  • How can local authorities and social housing providers play a full role in contributing to the provision of new housing?
  • What are the aspects of the current planning system that work well and less well?


Get involved with the online discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #HLBuiltEnv

Further information

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