Petition Green Belt & Affordable Housing Tsar

Shortage of housing land is the biggest single factor fuelling Britain's record house price levels. House-builders simply cannot find enough viable sites to respond to the demand across the country. At the same time, Local Authorities allow schemes for over-sized houses that waste the precious developable land resource. I suggest that the government should appoint a Green Belt and Affordable Housing Tsar to review how we encourage reasonable housing land supply through the planning system. The housebuilding industry and Local Authorities desperately need some fine-tuning to the system fast and some deeper reforms need to be considered by Parliament post the General Election.

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It was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

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