Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|8 Feb 2018, 3:12 p.m.||Housing: Construction||Theresa Villiers|
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of breaking up larger housing developers on the market for new homes.
Answer (Dominic Raab)
Housing developers of all sizes, have an important part to play in creating the step change in housing delivery we need to deliver the homes this country needs, and we welcome the contribution.
We have been clear that we expect developers to deliver more homes, more quickly, and to a high standard. That is why we are taking action through our ambitious package of reforms to increase housing supply.
We are also taking measures to encourage different providers into a more diversified housing market to increase competition and innovation. Through our planning reforms and other measures, such as the £1 billion of short term loans provided through our Home Building Fund, we continue to back small and medium-sized builders. The Government announced an additional £1.5 billion for the fund at budget.