When the sky is the limit: understanding upward development

Whichever party wins the General Election, it will face the same acute shortage of homes in the UK and significant numbers of new social housing units required. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Plan (updated in June 2019) makes housing provision its first objective. It aims to support the delivery of a million homes by the end of next year, a further half million by the end of 2022 and an average of 300,000 net each year by the mid 2020s.

With building land scarce and expensive, particularly in some urban areas, local