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.