Read the Federation’s submission to the Lyons Review, an independent housing review set up to develop a ‘road map’ to deliver Labour’s intention to build 200,000 homes per year by the end of the next parliament.
9 April 2014
At the Labour Party Conference in September 2013, Ed Miliband announced the party’s intention to introduce measures to ensure that 200,000 new homes per year are being built in England by the end of the next parliament.
An independent housing review was subsequently launched, chaired by Sir Michael Lyons, with the aim of developing a road map to delivering this level of supply. Federation Chief Executive David Orr is a member of the expert panel providing advice on developing the road map and making policy recommendations.
The review has been arranged under five main themes:
- the land market
- investment in housing and infrastructure
- the role of new towns and garden cities
- a new ‘right to grow’, and
- sharing the benefits of development with communities.
The call for evidence, which closed on 28 February 2014, mirrored these themes.