How does the land supply system affect the business of UK speculative housebuilding? An evidence review

The supply of new housing presents a major challenge in the UK, aggravating the housing shortage. The lag between planning approvals and housing completions is often cited as one explanation for the slow speed of new private housing delivery. Yet, build out rates form only one part of a much more complex set of processes that determine the speed and mode of housing delivery. In this evidence review, we evaluate some of the key strategies of the speculative housebuilding sector, in relation to land, planning and development, drawing especially on 62 key publications dating from between 1997 and 2018.

Author(s): Sarah Payne, Bilge Serin, Gareth James, David Adams
Published: 28 February 2019
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