Our current campaigns: Get involved

Future Housing Review has written an open letter to Gavin Barwell MP, urging a public consultation before roll-out of VRTB.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE OPEN LETTER

CLICK HERE TO SEND EMAIL TO THE MINISTER

CLICK HERE TO SEND EMAIL TO YOUR MP

Housing White Paper says that Right to Buy will apply to homes built by Council-owned companies.
How helpful is that?

Why do the politicians refuse a formal consultation on the Right to Buy extension?

Why is there no news on the never-ending pilots?

Please tell us what you think. @FH_Review   #VRTB

Future Housing Review

FHR proposes a continuous review of the planning and market issues that affect housing supply and delivery.

This is the forum where the views of private, public and third sectors can be brought together. The ideas that come out of the other end of this review process will be invaluable in tackling the housing crisis. However, we’re not going to get a project like this off the ground without some serious funding and a general will to participate. We live in hope! As a precursor to a proper review process, we are setting up an informal discussion forum online.

In these pages we suggest a methodology for the continuous review function.

Planning Review Group

The Planning Review Group (PRG) consists of:

  • Chair-designate Dr Ashley Bowes LLB Hons PhD, Barrister
  • the nominees of participating housebuilders (public or private) master developers and land owners ; covering all relevant disciplines (e.g. land acquisition, planning, finance, technical, operations and sales.)
  • specialists from a leading planning practice

The PRG will consider selected topics that need urgent attention, e.g. local plans, neighbourhood plans, localism, s106 obligations, CIL, five-year land supply, green belt, affordable housing, matters arising from the Lyons and/or Elphicke reviews (sponsored by the Labour and Conservative Parties respectively). In addition, the PRG will focus on producing recommendations for coherent streamlining of the planning system.

Market Review Group

The Market Review Group (MRG), consists of:

  • Chair-designate : Nigel Turner MBA LLB Hons Dip Proj Man RICS, Solicitor
  • the nominees of participating housebuilders (public or private), master developers and landowners ; covering all relevant disciplines (e.g. land acquisition, planning, finance, technical, operations and sales.)
  • specialists from the housing finance sector
  • LA planning officers
  • retired planning inspectors
  • representatives from the registered provider sector and/or independent affordable housing consultants
  • representatives from the HCA, RTPI, TCPA and RICS
  • representatives from NHBC and LA building control
  • financial analysts and/or economists
  • architects and urban designers
  • mortgage providers

The MRG will consider topics such as development scale and funding ; delivery mechanisms ; business models for provision of affordable housing by PFR ; present and future CIL ; delivering new homes expeditiously without compromising housing standards.