Home builders welcome government ambition ‘to build on past five years’

The election of a totally Tory government has been welcomed by the new homes industry with the Home Builders Federation (HBF) applauding the new government’s ‘ambition to build on the achievements of the last five years’.

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley said:

“It is many years since a government came to power with such a clear focus on housing and a strong mandate to implement policies required to boost supply.

“We welcome the new government’s ambitions to build on the achievements of the last five years and continue to address this long-term housing crisis. The reforms to the planning system that were so hard fought in the last parliament are now beginning to bear fruit with more land coming through the system and an increased number of planning permissions granted.”

Baseley added that the Conservative manifesto was ‘very clear’ in its intention to build on recent increases in housebuilding and help more families achieve their goal of home ownership. Other industry commentators also welcomed the Conservative party’s majority win in the general election.

CALA Group CEO, Alan Brown said:

“Following a closely fought race, the final election result is good news for the UK housing market as the Conservative party has shown that it truly understands the intricacies of the housing crisis and is clear on how to address the UK’s chronic shortage of new homes.”

Story Homes CEO, Steve Errington said that his company:

“Welcomes the election of a majority Conservative government who have already made a commitment to deliver much-needed new housing throughout the country.”

What the housing sector now expects from the new government is stability, an economy that both helps keep Britain building and continues to reinforce consumer confidence.

By David Mote, Editor