Published: 5th Mar 2019

A report commissioned by the British Property Federation has laid bare how much warehouse space is needed if the government hopes to meet its target of 300,000 additional homes per year. The report, What Warehousing Where, produced by the planning consultancy Turley, examines the relationship between new housing and warehousing, as the government looks to tackle England’s housing shortfall. According to the report, there has not yet been enough formal recognition by policy-makers about the quantum and location of warehousing space that is needed to meet the challenge. The BPF has argued that this shows that additional space for warehousing – and where this will be – should be a central consideration for the government and the property sector as they hope to build sustainable communities. Melanie Leech, chief executive of the BPF, said: ‘Few realise what a vital part warehousing and the logistics sector plays in our everyday lives. … (To read the full article, subscribe below)