Housing: Construction

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 21st July 2014.

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Photo of Tim Farron Tim Farron Party Chair, Liberal Democrats

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to promote off-site methods of house building construction.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

The Government wants to see high quality housing built quickly and efficiently and is working closely with the housebuilding and construction industry to encourage greater use of innovative approaches, including advanced housing manufacturing and construction.

We are also encouraging the use of innovative construction techniques through our National Planning Practice Guidance, published in March 2014 and our Build to Rent and Affordable Homes 2015-18 programmes.

In addition, Ministers have made a number of visits to developments recently, highlighting the quality and speed of construction benefits that advanced manufacturing can bring.

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