The Moral Duty of House Building

House Building, Morally

The conservative party conference of 2016 produced a new edict on house building, the government apparently seeing it as a “moral duty” to build more homes to tackle the housing crisis.

To this end a fund of £5 billion will be found to solve the housing shortage, alongside theoretical changes in planning permission on brownfield land, to allow “more houses, more quickly, in the places people want to live”.

The proposals come with figures that suggest smaller builders can be encouraged to produce 25,000 homes by 2020, with plans for up to 225,000 in the longer term.

These figures, even if they only represent part of Continue reading “The Moral Duty of House Building”