Karl Deeter: Housing plan is impressive, but will it work?
For such an ambitious strategy to be implemented, there need to be no bumps in the road
There has not been a housing plan this ambitious in the modern memory of the state: 47,000 new social housing units to be delivered in five years.
It’s optimistic, given that in Construction 2020, we heard numbers like 36,500 houses to be delivered between 2015 and 2020. In 2015, only 74 local authority homes were built.
The failures of recent plans, and of the entire housing system generally, would bring out the cynic in even the most optimistic analyst.
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