Building 300,000 homes a year need not damage net zero hopes

Alice Davidson Boyer 2

Alice Davidson argues for a change in planning strategy to help housebuilders build sustainable homes

The government has a long list of crises to address in 2023: economic, environmental and housing among others. And the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, specifically, has a lot to contend with, not least putting in place and gaining political support for its recent amendments to the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

Rishi Sunak’s commitment to environmental issues is not yet clear – his indecision over whether to prioritise the climate or the economic crisis was demonstrated in his procrastination over whether to attend COP27 or spend the time preparing the Autumn Statement.

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