Letwin’s report on “build out” (aka developers dribbling properties on to market to keep prices up)

Letwin interestingly does NOT blame planners. After this interinpm report he will further investigate and issue a fuller report at some point in the future x no doubt guided by whether what else he finds is vote-losing due to problems caused by his own government. He will further focus on:

lack of transport infrastructure,

difficulties of land remediation,

delayed installations by utility companies, constrained site logistics,

limited availability of capital,

limited supplies of building materials, and limited availability of skilled labour

alleged intentional “land banking” on the part of major house builders

Report:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/718878/Build_Out_Review_Draft_Analysis.pdf

Annexes:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/718879/Build_Out_Review_Annexes.pdf

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