Planners not to blame for housing crisis says Telegraph

FINALLY planners are NOT to blame for the housing crisis, building rates are not increasing substantially, 50% of permissions are not being built but land banked, subsidies aren’t having much impact, Shelter says land should be compulsorily purchased at “current value” by councils to build council housing, developers drag out S106 negotiations so that councils get into trouble for not getting enough houses built, housebuilders exist to maximise profits not units built, the market isn’t working.

And it took this long to get to this point!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/04/dont-let-housing-crisis-go-unnoticed/