Westminster Property Association has responded to the consultation on the Housing White Paper. The Association welcomes the key measures of the Housing White Paper and strongly supports the Government’s ambition to speed up the delivery of housing, including affordable housing, across the country.
Providing good quality homes, in and close to the capital, is vital to the success of central London’s economy. London businesses are at risk of losing their ability to recruit and retain talent if affordable and decent homes are not available. Housing supply is crucial for maintaining the capital’s global competitiveness.
Considering the scale of the housing crisis (particularly the under-supply of affordable and intermediate homes in London) we believe that Government should implement with urgency measures in the White Paper which will increase housing supply. It should also go further to support the funding and delivery of new housing development.
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