Thursday, September 30, 2010
Chairman of Redrow speaks out against planning [PDF]
"Why has supply dried up? Why are there now only 8 quoted house builders? Why is the house building industry one of the most inefficient industries in the UK?" In one word: Planning. It has now become the norm that more people are involved in the preparation of the countless reports required to accompany planning applications than are employed on site building the houses. Redrow last year spent more money on planning and planning related fees than it did on bricks.