"Builders and local authorities 'can work together' on affordable housing" - Housebuilder & Developer

  • Date: 26/05/2015

'Kim Vernau, Chief Executive Officer, BLP Insurance, comments on the Government’s housing initiatives announced today in the Queen’s speech and how builders and local authorities can work together to double the number of new homes available in the affordable housing market:

“We need to build 200,000 houses a year in England alone to satisfy demand.  Last year the total number of houses built by the private sector was less than 94,000.  The top five builders are estimated to be able to satisfy only 30% of this demand so it is essential that other builders, along with Housing Associations and Local Authorities, are able to build.” '

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