Time to respond to the Housing White Paper

Author: Matthew White, Partner and Head of Planning, London

There is just over one month left to submit responses to the Government's Housing White Paper and Build to Rent consultations. Published on 7 February 2017, the consultation period closes for the Build to Rent consultation on 1 May 2017 and for the Housing White Paper on 2 May 2017. The outcome that the Government seeks from its proposals is an increase in the supply of appropriate housing in England to meet demand. It aims to achieve this by planning for the right homes in the right places, building homes faster and encouraging diversification of the housing market.

Those in the property industry are assessing whether and how to respond to the Government's proposals. Many summaries of the Housing White Paper and Build to Rent consultations have been produced by the property press and industry bodies for this purpose. We have produced our own analysis of the main issues that impact the clients we serve. Please get in touch if you would like help assessing how these consultation proposals affect you.

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