High Quality New Housing

Neil asked Housing Ministers what action they are taking to ensure any new homes built are of the highest quality. Evidence suggests that when new housing is built in popular traditional designs, support for new housing developments increases dramatically. 

You can read the question below, or watch at this link. 

Neil: What steps his Department is taking to support the building of high-quality, high-density housing.

Sajid Javid (Secretary of State): In February’s housing White Paper, the Government set out a plan for high-quality, high-density housing. The Government plan to implement this through changes to the national planning policy framework later this year.

Neil: Our Conservative manifesto committed to supporting new high-quality housing

“like mansion blocks, mews houses and terraced streets.”

How are the Government working to fulfil this promise and to build housing that is attractive, dense and popular with the public?

Sajid Javid (Secretary of State): My hon. Friend is right: it is about not just the quantity of housing, but the quality too. That is why, for example, getting local people engaged in neighbourhood plans is so important, and it is why we will be bringing forward the changes that we set out in the housing White Paper.