Britain's housing shortage: Lawyer from Mishcon de Reya comment -- for immediate use --
Yesterday, housing minister Gavin Barwell, speaking ahead of the launch of the government's latest efforts to tackle a shortage of new homes, said that Britain's housing market is too dependent on large homebuilders.
In response, Anita Rivera, Partner and Head of Planning at Mishcon de Reya, said: "If the government wants to move away from relying on the national house builders to respond to the housing crisis they will need to encourage small and medium sized enterprises who are less likely to be constrained by the voice and control of their shareholders.
"This means providing access to funds, actively engaging with public bodies to secure partnership development opportunities to release brownfield land and, most importantly, providing certainty that their investment of both time and money will not be frustrated by uncertainty."
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