The aspirational and historic demand for home ownership has, in recent years, seen a significant reduction of social housing being built and eroded some of the existing supply. To address the shortage of social housing there is no ‘silver bullet. The solution will require a variety of incentives and initiatives in order to stimulate a rapid growth and the delivery of the numbers needed.
Councils are committed to ensuring new homes are built and communities have quality places to live through a locally-led planning system to ensure new developments are of a high standard, built in the right places, and include affordable homes.
With 9 in 10 planning applications approved by councils, and more than a million homes given planning permission but not yet built, is it the housing delivery system that is broken?
- What ways can the national and local government achieve its targets with social housing?
- What does the government need to do in order to set the tone and make social housing a priority?
- How might Covid affect demands and delivery of social housing?
- How should the private sector support the provision of social, affordable housing
Bob Blackman MP - Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee
Councillor James Jamieson - Chair, Local Government Association
Mark Powell - Managing Director, Edaroth
Polly Neate - Chief Executive, Shelter
Rhys Moore - Executive Director of Public Impact, National Housing Federation
Helen Evans - Chair, G15 and Chief Executive, Network Homes
Jay Elwes - Prospect, (Chair)
This event is kindly supported by Edaroth and in association with the LGA (Local Government Association)