Housing minister to give evidence to Lords housing demand inquiry
On Tuesday 2 November 2021, the Built Environment Committee will take evidence from the housing minister, the Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, and Emma Fraser, Director of Housing Markets and Strategy Team at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
- Does the target of 300,000 new homes per year accurately reflect housing demand?
- How does the availability of land affect the delivery of new housing?
- What impact will the proposed Infrastructure Levy to replace Section 106 Agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy have on meeting demand for affordable housing and the provision of necessary infrastructure?
- How can the relationship between central government and local authorities be improved to meet the Government’s housing targets?
- Evidence to our inquiry has been clear that at least 90,000 new social homes per year are needed to meet demand for social housing. What will the Government do to ensure more homes for social rent are built?
- How is the Government improving the quality and design of new homes?
- What is the Government doing to address skills shortages in in the construction, planning and design sectors?
- The number of SME housebuilders has dropped dramatically in recent decades. What will the Government do to support SME housebuilders?