It’s time to look beyond the housing targets

The pressing challenge of delivering sufficient housing has received limited coverage in recent months as headlines continue to be dominated by Brexit, writes Waheed Nazir, corporate director, economy, at Birmingham City Council. While all the political attention has been focused on our future relationship with the EU, many potentially more pressing matters have seemingly fallen by the wayside. The delivery of transport and energy infrastructure, jobs and housing are all essential contributors to a successful economy and, if left unaddressed, will have a profound and long-term impact on the fortunes of the country. Addressing these strategic issues is nothing new,