Government launches new housebuilding agency

Mon 15th January 2018, 2:29 pm

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid has launched a housing agency, Homes England, in a bid to speed up the delivery of new homes.

The Agency, which is the successor to the Homes and Communities Agency, will be responsible for implementing the changes set out in the Housing White Paper, published in February 2017.

Homes England will develop a new commercial approach to acquiring, preparing, managing and developing land in areas of high demand and strategic importance. By focusing on using both the land and money to support builders of all sizes to increase supply will continue to support accelerated construction on a selection of sites.

Housing Secretary Javid said: "This government is determined to build the homes our country needs and help more people get on the housing ladder. Homes England will be at the heart of leading this effort.”

At Sitematch London on 8 February 2018, different aspects of the housing sector will be discussed in three briefing sessions, covering council owned housing companies, the role of housing associations in 2018 and the private rental sector.

If you are interested in attending Sitematch to participate in these sessions, contact Josie Brewer on 020 7978 6840.

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