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A ‘broken housing’ system goes in for repairs




PLANNING REFORM: Ian Canham (centre), chief executive of Broadgate Homes, with colleagues Rachel Shaw, Sam Ulyett,Tony Senior and Erica Whitmore at the new 2,500-home St John's Circus development in Spalding during its official opening in September 2016.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG030916-102TW.
PLANNING REFORM: Ian Canham (centre), chief executive of Broadgate Homes, with colleagues Rachel Shaw, Sam Ulyett,Tony Senior and Erica Whitmore at the new 2,500-home St John's Circus development in Spalding during its official opening in September 2016.Photo by Tim Wilson.SG030916-102TW.

Plans for a total of 12 new homes in South Holland were due to be considered by 15 district councillors at a meeting in Spalding on Wednesday night.

But compared to the target set by South Holland District Council of building 467 new homes a year, in each of the next 20 years, the considerations by the council’s planning committee represents mere “petty cash change”, according to district council leader Coun Gary Porter.

We’re looking for a solution to a very complex problem here and planning reform isn’t something that has an effect quickly
Ian Canham, chief executive of Broadgate Homes, Weston Hills

If proof was needed that the problem of housing delivery was weighing heavily on the minds of Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers, it came with the launch of a new government to “fix the broken housing market and restore the dream of home ownership for a new generation”.


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