At the 2013 Labour Annual Conference, Labour Leader Ed Miliband announced that the Labour Party plans to tackle the national housing crisis by increasing the supply of new homes in England above 200,000 a year by the end of the next Parliament.
A housing commission under the chairmanship of Sir Michael Lyons has been tasked with drawing up a plan of how this could be achieved. The commission is undertaking the independent Lyons Housing Review which aims to find the right solutions to reform housing and planning policies and practice, enabling the Labour Party to deliver the new homes we urgently need.
The review focuses on these key areas:
- the land market
- investment in housing and infrastructure
- the role of a new generation of new towns and garden cities
- co-operation between adjoining local authorities in the planning process
- sharing the benefit of development with local communities.
g15 has today submitted a response to the Lyons Review. You can read it here.