Homes England's new five year strategic plan welcomed

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has welcomed Homes England Strategic Plan, which he outlines as being pivotal to helping deliver the homes that communities need.

Homes England has a remit to adopt a more commercial approach to acquiring, preparing, managing and developing land in areas of high demand. Their strategic plan sets out how they will use these powers together with their expertise and significant government investment to drive forward key programmes and play a major role in making the housing market work for everyone.

In the plan, Homes England pledges to support the affordable housing market, unlock and enable land, deliver home ownership products, such as Help to Buy, address the barriers facing smaller builders and provide expert support to priority locations.

Brokenshire said: “This government is committed to delivering 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s and help more people get on the housing ladder. Homes England is at the heart of these plans. I welcome their comprehensive vision that sets out how through their powers and expertise they will maximise government investment to deliver the homes communities need.”