Affordable housing: Housing Minister promises to, er, look into things!!!

Owl says: Since when did “addressing issues” and “looking into measures” ever count for ANYTHING? More meaningless claptrap.

“In his first major speech as housing, communities and local government secretary today, Brokenshire said communities felt let down when developers reneged on pledges to build essential local infrastructure or affordable housing.

“We’re addressing these issues head on through our consultation into reforming developer contributions,” he said in his speech to think-tank Policy Exchange.

“These will ensure that developers are left in no doubt about what’s expected of them. Local authorities will hold them to account.” …

Brokenshire added that, in future, government would require much more transparency from developers on the pace and timing of delivery. “We’re currently looking at measures to make this reporting a compulsory requirement.”

https://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2018/07/brokenshire-issues-warning-developers-avoiding-planning-obligations