Housing associations and large developers are currently unable to meet the huge demand for new homes. Yet house building by small firms is in long-term decline. To reverse this trend we want the Government and local authorities to make it easier for small house builders to deliver the much-needed new homes.
Action FSB have taken
- We’re campaigning for local authorities and the Government to overhaul the planning application process for small housing developments.
- We’ve lobbied for greater assistance for small house builders struggling to access finance.
- We’re pressing local authorities to take account of the higher build costs of small housing developments, when setting the levels of developer contributions.
Supporting small house builders is essential to addressing the housing crisis. We want to work with the Government, industry and local authorities to remove the barriers facing small house builders.