Land promoters play a vital role in housing delivery. The worsening of the UK housing crisis is well publicised, with the Government vowing to deliver 300,000 new homes every year.
The LPDF are committed to delivering new homes across the UK. The pressure on the housing market is significant, with the demand for homes outstripping supply. An increase in life expectancy, immigration, single person occupancy and the demand for second homes, being just some of the contributing factors.
For many first time buyers and young people, house prices are out of reach, with ever increasing deposits and monthly payments reducing the number of owner-occupiers.
In an article by the BBC News, other experts agree that we need to be delivering 300,000 new homes per year:
Steve Hayes from the Chartered Institute of Housing, has said:
"We would certainly agree with this - to meet existing and new needs, 300,000 is about right. Of course the key is what type of housing."
Prof Michael Oxley, director of the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, agreed:
"Saying we need around 300,000 per year for several years is not a bad generalisation, but this is more houses to meet the requirements of a growing population."
David Clapham, professor of planning at Henley Business School, said:
"300,000 is the number required to meet annual demographic change. There is little evidence that this will impact on house prices unless it is sustained over a large number of years as new production is a small proportion of the total stock of housing."
We believe everybody deserves a place to call home.
Our members support:
- The delivery of housing
- The delivery of affordable housing
- The delivery of community infrastructure to deliver housing growth
- Supporting, through positive engagement with all stakeholders, the development of a policy environment that supports the delivery of housing