The traditional ‘build to sell’ model won’t be enough to meet our housing need

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A multi-tenure approach with varied investment models is needed to boost housing delivery to the level required, argues Simon Century

The party conference season placed a renewed spotlight on housing—but can any of those pledges provide the solutions to fix our broken housing market?

The one thing we cannot afford to do is stop building homes. In the UK we need to build 350,000 homes a year to meet the needs of the population; over the past five years we have only averaged just over 200,000 homes and the pace is slowing down not speeding up.

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