We continue to meet with officials from DCLG and as part of its
new emphasis on increasing the rate of housebuilding, the DCLG is
interested to know how far councils have the ambition and capacity
to build homes for sale and market rent as well as homes for social
and affordable rent.
DCLG officials are interested in exploring the scope for
initiatives to encourage and support this.
Work is at an early stage but on a tight timetable, potentially
with a view to announcements in the Autumn Statement. We're in
contact with DCLG on this and will keep member authorities informed
If your council has set up a Local Housing Company or is
exploring ways of building homes for market rent or for sale please
let us know by emailing ARCH Policy Adviser, Matthew Warburton,