Recommendations for reform
An independent Housing Advisory Committee should be set up by government to advise the nation on ways to tackle the housing crisis, according to an industry-wide collaboration including leading housing developers, housing associations, and academics.
They include Argent (responsible for the landmark King’s Cross regeneration scheme), Berkeley Group (London’s leading residential developer) and Clarion Housing Group (England’s largest housing association). Academic contributions come from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, and the London School of Economics. Knight Frank and Savills also contributed.
In a new report, they propose a number of far-reaching ideas aimed at delivering better homes, alongside jobs, schools, health and leisure services and parkland. They argue that the lack of a body with a remit to look at all the issues relating to housing has left the housing crisis unresolved.