Planning delays ‘major barrier to growth’, say house builders

By Andrew Vaux | 19 January 2024

Delays in securing planning permission are stifling growth for major house builders, a new report has found.

The study – conducted by Travis Perkins, the Home Builders Federation (HBF), and Close Brothers Property Finance - also highlights the impact rising interest rates have had on their businesses and comes amidst a broader collapse in house building.

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