Sajid Javid has announced his plan to spearhead efforts for the delivery of more homes by freeing up public sector land. This is a positive move from the leader of the newly named Ministry of Housing, Local Government and Communities, who has identified that a surplus of public sector land within other departments could help achieve the government’s housing goals. Javid’s priority is to encourage and co-ordinate collaboration between departments, so that housing remains a key concern amidst other distractions facing the government. Good news for would-be home owners and good news for developers too!
“The one thing to make clear is that there is a department that is focused day in day out on delivering more homes. It’s always good to be upfront about that.”