The government has issued its housing white paper, setting out its plans to build more houses. Its proposals are listed under four headings:

• Planning for the right homes in the right places;

• Building homes faster;

• Diversifying the market; and

• Helping people now.

The government has also opened a consultation on a range of specific planning proposals, including the principle of a new, standardised way of calculating housing demand to reflect current and future housing pressures. Every local area will need to produce a realistic plan and review it at least every five years.

See: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/ uploads/attachment_data/file/590463/ Fixing_our_broken_housing_market_-_accessible_ version.pdf