Published: 25th Jun 2020

The role of Homes England should be expanded with new powers over surplus public sector land, according to a new collection of essays out today. The collection entitled Building for renewal: Kickstarting the C19 housing recovery by think tank Localis examines how housing policy and the planning system could be used to build sustainable communities as well as supporting lives and engaging with society during the recovery. The essays make a number of recommendations including an expanded role for Homes England as housing accelerator with new powers over surplus public sector land and support of spatial plan delivery. It also for new forms of funding to inject new liquidity into the housing market – including the use of SIPPs for residential property investment, greater deployment of patient capital for social investment and pension fund investment. The collection also calls on policy makers to reaching out to younger people and those from … (To read the full article, subscribe below)