Britain is unquestionably in the grip of a housing crisis, one of the worst in living memory. We face a chronic shortage of the decent type of affordable housing required to help a new generation of young people get their foot on the property ladder. A recent report by the Resolution Foundation revealed the disheartening possibility of up to a third of young people looking at living in private rented accommodation for the rest of their lives. Surely our young people, indeed everyone, deserve better than this if they are to build a bright and successful future for themselves and create homes to live in? While successive governments have claimed to be taking the necessary steps to improve the housing market – issuing regular proclamations that plans are afoot to build the necessary new houses – the so-called ‘generation rent’ need a lot of help – and quickly. But is … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Sam Dewar

Director of planning at DPA Planning.