Year in review: Shared Equity Scheme will increase access to new homes

With approximately 21,000 completions forecast before the end of the year, the New Homes sector has demonstrated agility and capacity given the annus horribilis of lockdowns, supply chain challenges and policy interventions.

A number of significant new housing developments should come to the market next year, with completions picking up pace from 2022 and beyond. Picture: Getty Images/Image Source

This has been a year of change. Major policy interventions are being introduced and will affect how housing is planned and delivered for decades to come. From adjustments to stamp duty rates, planning reform, de-zoning and rent controls, judicial reviews and development plan challenges: the sector has been hit with waves and variants – a bit like the pandemic.

One of the greatest problems for home building has been the global supply chain, which has ...