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The communities secretary, Sajid Javid, would like to see housebuilding boosted significantly. [Image: Duncan_Andison/Getty Images/iStockphoto].

U-turn alert! U-turn alert!

If this is accurate, then the Tories will be backtracking on a pillar of their policy since the 1980s – that councils should have less housing stock.

Does Theresa May have any hard-and-fast policies, other than doing everything she can to stay in power?

Theresa May is being urged to face down a potential backlash from backbench Conservatives and sign off proposals aimed at forcing councils to unleash a building boom to tackle Britain’s housing crisis.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has confirmed to the Guardian that it will publish details by the end of this month of how local authorities should assess the need for housing.

The plans, part of a package of housing measures, will be closely watched as a test of the prime minister’s appetite for enacting controversial domestic reforms.

They were slated for publication in July, and a press release drafted, but the launch was delayed at the last minute amid concerns some MPs could face criticism from constituents concerned about over-development.

Source: Theresa May urged to force councils to build more homes | Society | The Guardian


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