Grosvenor: Councils lack the skills to meet housing demand alone

COMMENT: Earlier this quarter, Sir Oliver Letwin published his final review for the government on housing build-out rates. In it, he called for local authorities to act as master developers to meet housing demand. However, they can’t do so in isolation, argues Alex Robinson, director of development for strategic land at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. He suggests private sector expertise, capacity and capital is vital to making the model work and to build more homes to a higher design standard. [caption id="attachment_958387" align="alignright" width="150"] Alex Robinson[/caption] The last quarter of 2018 has seen