In addition to the alarmingly high number of
jobs lost in the construction sector during the recession, perhaps the
most visible aspect of the downturn was the significant drop in both
property values and new builds …
There is now a critical need for new homes to
be built – from the positive impact this would have on jobs to how new
housing underpins both regeneration and economic growth.
With less than 50% of new housing need having been met consistently
over the last decade, there is a very urgent need to act and act now –
particularly in respect of private housing.