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Housing White Paper: A Snapshot

On Tuesday the Department for Communities and Local Government unveiled its housing white paper on “Fixing our broken housing market”. Prime Minister Theresa May writes in her foreword that “our broken housing market is one of the greatest barriers to progress in Britain today”, and the 106-page document outlines Government plans to correct this. The paper […]

House Builder Challenging Affordable Housing Quotas

Barratt Developments plc recently lost a challenge against Wakefield council. The developer claimed that the council’s requirement for 30% affordable housing did not adhere to national and regional legislation, which required the council to take into account changing economic circumstances and provide flexibility when determining housing policy quotas. Despite losing their challenge, the case raises some […]