An independent and wide-ranging review into how more social homes can be built was launched in January this year by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, and the Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles.
The Elphicke-House review is led by Natalie Elphicke, chair of Million Homes, Million Lives, and Keith House, Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council.
Its purpose is to assess if councils are making sufficient use of their existing powers and flexibilities to deliver new social housing. The review also considers how councils can work more closely with housing associations, housebuilders and businesses to build more new homes. The chairs of the review will also ensure that it gives adequate consideration to new freedoms and flexibilities which could be given to councils to deliver new social housing.
Today, g15 releases our submission to the Elphicke-House review. You can read it here.