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RTPI welcomes housebuilding fund announcement from Minister Gavin Barwell

11 November 2016

RTPI welcomes the Government’s announcement today to release funds of £18m for local councils to bid for to help increase capacity in unlocking large sites for housing. The RTPI has identified 16 Ways in which the Government can address the housing crisis, including providing stronger direction on suitable land for housing,  providing funds to remediate brownfield sites  and getting the public  sector building. #RTPI16Ways. Today’s announcement shows that it is more important than ever that planners are supported to be able to utilise their expertise to shape and create communities  - providing not just houses but well designed places for people to live and work in.   

Read: #RTPI16Ways to address the housing crisis

Read: DCLG press release - New £18 million fund to accelerate house building