Prime Minister summons house builders to strategy meeting

Grant Prior 1 year ago
Share

Theresa May met with housing developers, housing associations and local government yesterday to discuss plans to boost construction levels.

A Downing Street spokesperson said: “Today the Prime Minister met representatives of large and small housing developers, housing associations and local government to discuss achieving a step change in the delivery of new homes.

“The Prime Minister outlined her plans to increase housing supply which means developers, big and small, local authorities and housing associations all stepping up to play their part.

“Other issues discussed included making the most of modern methods of construction, having the skilled workers we need, helping small and medium sized enterprises grow and making sure planning permissions granted by councils were delivered into new homes.

“Those in attendance also had an opportunity to set out their ideas and commitments, as well as the actions needed to remove the barriers they were facing in building new homes.

“They also discussed some of the recent measures taken by government including enabling 130,000 more families to get on the housing ladder through the £10 billion Help to Buy scheme and an additional £2 billion for affordable housing.

“It was a positive and collaborative meeting which needs to signal a step change in house building if we are to build a country that truly works for everyone.”

At the meeting were:

Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Alok Sharma, Minister of State for Housing and Planning

Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government

Paul Hackett, Chair of g15, CEO of Optivo

Chris Carr, Carr & Carr

Muhammad A Bhatti, Managing Director of Apex Airspace

Nigel Hugill, Chief Executive of Urban & Civic PLC

Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of Local Government Association

Robert Luck, Chief Executive of Top Hat

David Montague, Chief Executive of London & Quadrant Housing Trust

Peter Andrew, Deputy Chairman of Home Builders Federation

David Orr, Chief Executive of National Housing Federation

Peter Redfern, CEO of Taylor Wimpey

David Thomas, CEO of Barratt Developments

Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive of Legal and General

Lord Porter of Spalding CBE, Chair of the Local Government Association

Terrie Alafat, Chief Executive of Chartered Institute of Housing

Peter Connolly, Chief Executive of Igloo

Angus Dodd, Chief Executive of Quintain

Tracy Harrison, Deputy Chief Executive of Northern Housing Consortium

Josh Murray, Group Director of Corporate Affairs at Laing O’Rourke

Latest news

Hinkley Point MEH joint venture names boss

Graham Donaldson new MD for mechanical, electrical, heating and ventilation consortium
12 hours ago

Rail inspector in safety blast after another near miss

Workers leap for their lives from approaching train in north London
17 hours ago

Funding deal for landmark Birmingham resi tower

Grainger agrees £77m deal for phase 2 at Exchange Square
21 hours ago

BAM checks-in with Manchester 17-storey office/hotel

£50m First Street scheme gets planning thumbs up
21 hours ago

RSK buys scaffolding and traffic specialists

Consultant also secures new financing deal as it plans to double current turnover of £200m
21 hours ago

Willmott Dixon strengthens main board

Construction and interiors chiefs bolster board for post-Brexit market
21 hours ago

Network Rail chief to lead Balfour gas and water arm

Matthew Steele was also programme director at Crossrail
21 hours ago

VolkerHighways to replace Skanska on Bath roads

Contractor will start £49m seven-year deal in April
2 days ago

Modular village to be built in Corby for London commuters

New homes will be built in less than eight weeks
2 days ago

Big Yellow 20-floor flats and storage scheme approved

Work to start on new storage building next summer
2 days ago

Interserve plan to hand RMD Kwikform to lenders

Rescue plan talks to hand profitable equipment business to banks
2 days ago

BAM bags biggest order ever for Facebook UK HQ

King's Cross contract in London is worth over £200m
2 days ago

Hundreds caught in ISG Google site raid

Authorities find problems with paperwork on huge data centre project in Belgium
2 days ago

Boost your online presence – join the Enquirer Directory

New site for suppliers and buyers showcases products, services and latest stories
8 months ago

DfE to launch £2bn offsite schools framework

100 schools a year to be built using DfMA by 2023
2 days ago

Wates names new Midlands operations chief

Richard Woolmore joins from Bouygues where he was regional construction director
2 days ago

RGB Group starts £20m Cardiff student job

Near 400-bed student scheme will be built at Howard Gardens
2 days ago

Balfour Beatty delivers 2-3% construction margin goal

Leo Quinn hits phase two target of Build to Last turnaround plan
5 days ago

Firms admit price-fixing of concrete drainage products

Precast firms took part in cartel for seven years
6 days ago

£300m Edgbaston mixed-use scheme advances

Phase one office project edges closer at New Garden Square regen scheme
5 days ago

All JCB staff get £1000 Christmas bonus

Over 7,000 staff earn biggest Christmas bonus in a decade
5 days ago

Robertson appoints Morgan Sindall director

Scott Wilson is now Robertson's business development director
6 days ago

Beeston leisure centre out to bid

Bidding starts on cinema project in £30m shops and 130 homes scheme
6 days ago

Scape MD to head Perfect Circle consortium

Victoria Bambini to lead AECOM, Pick Everard and Gleeds joint venture
6 days ago

EastEnders set rebuild soars £27m over budget

NAO slams BBC for planning failures and procurement delays
6 days ago

Spurs stadium delays continue into New Year

Man Utd match will be played at Wembley next month as contractors work through Christmas
6 days ago

Speedy buys construction training business for £9m

Plant hirer buys Glasgow-based Geason in construction training push
6 days ago

Summer start for £25m Carlisle flood defence plan

Flood defence plan to be revealed three years after storm Desmond hit
6 days ago

Amco wins Dunbar railway station upgrade

Work to start next summer on new platform and footbridge
6 days ago

Architects win post-Brexit talent deal

Designers win concessions but construction still in skills turmoil
7 days ago

Contractor services