The need for affordable housing in the UK has never been deeper.
With more than 95,000 households currently living in temporary accommodation, 8% more than last year, and 1.16 million households sitting on social housing waiting lists, there is a critical need for more affordable housing to be built in the UK.
Let’s not beat around the bush. This is a crippling housing crisis. The question is, can supply possibly meet demand?
Here are three of the restrictions holding back the development of affordable housing.
The UK’s planning permission system is a divisive topic. Developers point at planning permission regulations as the reason they cannot deliver housing. The LGA responds by pointing out that there are over a million unbuilt homes that have planning permission.