Labour Party Conference: Labour ‘will build 200,000 homes a year by 2020’, says Ed Miliband
Andrew GriceEd Miliband will today promise to relieve Britain’s housing crisis by more than doubling the number of new homes being built to 200,000 a year, if Labour regains power.
In his speech to his party’s conference in Brighton, he will unveil an ambitious “road map” to tackle the housing shortage that will include another generation of new towns and garden cities. A Rebuilding Britain Commission, headed by Sir Michael Lyons, the former BBC Trust chairman, will draw up plans to raise the number of new homes being built each year from 87,000 to 200,000 by 2020. The pledge will be a flagship measure in Labour’s manifesto at the 2015 election.
Towns would be given “a right to grow” over their boundaries even when house building is opposed by neighbouring local authorities responsible for planning decisions. Decisions would be fast-tracked to prevent disputes between councils causing delays.
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