“Javid: Hoarding developers will lose land”

Is Owl the only cynic who thinks developers are, at this moment, working on a new definition of “hoarding”? !!!

“Housing Secretary Sajid Javid says compulsory purchase powers will be used more widely to drive up the supply of new homes, with developers set to lose planning permission on unused land if they fail to hit construction targets. Mr Javid told the Times: “We’ve got a housing crisis. We’ve got no time for anyone who is just antidevelopment for the sake of it.”

He added that the Government will not “be your friend” if you are a nimby as ministers are “on the side of people who want more homes.” With Shelter analysis showing that planning permission was granted on 1,725,382 housing units in England between 2006 and 2014 but only 816,450 had been completed after three years, Mr Javid said there is “definitely some hoarding of land by developers” and insisted the Government must “play a more active, more muscular role.”

Source The Times, Page: 1 The Times, Page: 13 (pay wall)

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