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Accelerated Construction Programme to be extended to local authorities? 21/12/2016

Following a first mention in Sajid Javid's speech to the Conservative Party Conference in October 2016, the Autumn Statement confirmed the allocation of £1.7 billion over the next four years to fund an Accelerated Construction Programme to "speed up housebuilding on public sector land through partnerships with private developers".  


The government will use the £1.7billion funding to see the building of up to 15,000 homes started within this Parliament on surplus public sector land identified within the Public Land for Housing Programme.

The intention is to test and develop different models of construction such as offsite manufacturing which can be scaled up and rolled out more widely and to diversify involvement in housebuilding beyond the volume housebuilders and incentivise faster build-out rates. The programme is so far confined to government-owned land, but ARCH understands DCLG officials are likely to write to local authorities early in the new year to encourage them to adopt a similar approach to the development of local authority land and that a package of help and support may be available. 


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