Saturday, July 21, 2007
Providing more building land will not make homes affordable
Increasing the supply of land for housing would make little difference to housebuilding rates or house prices, concludes new research commissioned by countryside campaigners, Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). The study published today (Saturday) shortly before the Government's Housing Green Paper tracks house prices, housing completions and housing land supply over periods of ten years or more in a range of localities, including growth areas and areas with high and low house prices. Its recommendations need to be reflected in the future development of Government policy if we are to meet the nation's housing needs while protecting the environment.