Labour has promised to create a dedicated housing department and build one million council homes if it comes to power
Shadow housing secretary John Healey (pictured) told the party’s conference in Liverpool yesterday that housing had always been leader Jeremy Corbyn’s top domestic priority.
‘We will set up a fully fledged housing department to lead the drive to fix the housing crisis,’ he said.
‘We will get councils building council housing again, and build a million new, truly affordable council and housing association homes.
‘We will lead a new national housing mission which demands more of all – from commercial housebuilders to housing associations, from lenders to landlords, from tenants to local councils. Labour’s long-term plan for housing, with action from day one.’
Theresa May earlier this month called for a new wave of high-quality social homes after pledging £2 billion in long-term funding deals for housing providers.
Assael Architecture director Félicie Krikler has urged a keen focus on design and post-completion management of social homes.