Simon Neilson, ADEPT President said: “While we welcome new funding, the competitive bidding process can be resource intensive and risks local authorities’ already stretched capacity being diverted from the urgent day to day need to deliver better places.
“Our emphasis on need is deliberate. Housing need is objectively assessed against key criteria. Here, the emphasis is placed on unlocking new homes in "areas of high demand' an altogether different proposition, led by market forces. We would like to see funding certainty to ensure infrastructure led housing is provided everywhere, housing that is appropriate to both place and need.”