Barwell sketches out housing white paper

Gavin-BarwellHousing minister Gavin Barwell has said the housing white paper will focus on four key areas: land release, speeding up build-out rates, diversifying the market and de-politicising the planning system.

On releasing more land to the market. he said it was “definitely true” that there are parts of the country where councils are “simply not releasing enough land”.

Barwell was speaking to an industry audience at the UK housing delivery summit at Eversheds’ headquarters at 1 Wood Street, EC2.

On speeding up the build