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One third of all homes with planning permission never get built

At least twice as much land is provided every year for housing than homes started on site and more than 30 per cent of homes with planning permission never get built at all.  The number of homes approved for development … Continue reading

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Is planning responsible for the housing crisis?

UK Government ministers continue to blame the planning system for the affordability crisis in housing.¬†They are not alone. Many economists also say that planning restrictions stop house-builders from building the amount of homes we need. In April 2019 economist Christian … Continue reading

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Why do we keep saying there is a housing shortage?

The real housing crisis is an affordability crisis, so why do we keep saying there is a housing shortage? When we talk about a housing crisis, we always talk about a crisis of under-supply. We all know the mantra: we … Continue reading

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