Inquiry into capacity of housebuilding industry
The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into the capacity of the housebuilding industry to meet demand for new homes.
The Committee is expected to invite the chief executives of major developers to give evidence.
Other areas to be covered by the inquiry include the role of small and medium-sized developers, the skills, size and sustainability of the workforce, the planning process and development finance.
Clive Betts MP, Chair of the Committee, said: “The capacity of the homebuilding industry is a key factor in housing supply, which is simply not keeping up with demand and has left us in the midst of a crisis.
“The committee will cast a critical eye over major homebuilders, examine the decine of small and medium sized developers and look closely at the skills shortages, planning delays and finance issues hampering the industry
“Our wide ranging inquiry will also explore alternative models, such as self builds and off-site construction, to see if such innovative approaches to homebuilding can help address the country’s housing needs”.
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