Building more council housing

Mark Page, 2015 Feb 06
The Cambridge area desperately needs more affordable housing
The Cambridge area desperately needs more affordable housing

A government commissioned report by Natalie Elphicke and Keith House offers recommendations for improving councils’ performance in house-building.

The authors believe that “councils should be responsible for assessing and then meeting their local housing need, that they should invest more of their pension funds into local housing projects and that a new body should be formed to help councils and their partners overcome the financial obstacles that can prevent housebuilding” (The Guardian, 2015 Jan 28).

Read the full Elphicke-House report here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-into-the-local-authority-role-in-housing-supply