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The UK Government’s Target of Building 300,000 New Homes a Year

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In response to shortages in affordable housing, the UK government pledged to build 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s.

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The UK Government’s Target of Building 300,000 New Homes a Year

  1. 1. The UK Government’s Target S a h e l M a j a l i
  2. 2. In response to shortages in affordable housing, the UK government pledged to build 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s. They announced a number of measures, from supporting first-time buyers to speeding up the planning process. The UK Government’s Target of Building 300,000 New Homes a Year Proposals include the following: • Reforming planning legislation to help meet UK housing needs • Improving the safety of high-rise buildings • Appointing a New Homes Ombudsman to adjudicate on any disputes between homebuyers and developers • Creating a lasting legacy from the Commonwealth Games which are set to take place in the UK in 2022
  3. 3. Ministers hope that by implementing a number of measures the government can meet the growing need for safe, affordable housing up and down the country. The government plans to put legislation in place to protect homebuyer rights. They aim to speed up the planning process as well as utilise vacant buildings and make better use of land to meet community housing needs. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the UK government pledged that it would establish a comprehensive building safetyprogramme,inclu­ding independent audits of building regula­tions and fire safety. In 2018, the British gover­nment banned deve­lopers from using combu­stible materials in the external walls of tower blocks.
  4. 4. Sahel Majali | Engineering expert and founder of dynamic construction, investment and development company, the Mid Group. Find out more by exploring the blog of Mid Group Chairman Sahel Majali.

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