New housing needs to be viable, sustainable and affordable

Achievable targets and planning reform will open the door to housing delivery, but funding from all possible stakeholders and cooperation between the public and private sectors are also essential

We need to be much more ambitious and ensure a fit-for-purpose National Planning Framework (NPF) targeting an average of 50,000-60,000 homes per annum of all tenures and types

In a time when we are living through a troika of climate, technological and monetary policy change, new housing of all tenures needs to be three things: viable, sustainable, and affordable.

If we were to write a Santa wish list to aid housing delivery, it would include planning reform with achievable targets, and a collaborative spirit between the public and private sectors to combine, complement and figure out solutions.

Many local authorities and bodies such ...