BPF responds to: Government ushers in a new generation of town houses
Melanie Leech, Chief Executive, British Property Federation responds to Government’s announcement that planning rules will be strengthened to make it easier to build upwards on existing blocks of flats and house (as well as shops and offices):
“If we’re going to successfully address the UK’s housing supply-demand imbalance, it’s critical that we find bold new ideas. Making it easier to add floors to a property, so that an under-used house, becomes several flats, is a good example of an initiative which should encourage local authorities to think creatively about solutions in their area.
“Communities, however, will only accept development at greater density if local services and infrastructure can adequately support the growing population of a particular area. Inadequate planning or funding of school places, healthcare or leisure facilities will inevitably create animosity towards proposed development.”
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