CEF Managing Director, Mark Spence, discusses some of the issues the Federation is currently working on:
In addition to the alarmingly high number of jobs lost in the construction sector during the recession, perhaps the most visible aspect of the downturn was the significant drop in both property values and new builds …
There is now a critical need for new homes to be built – from the positive impact this would have on jobs to how new housing underpins both regeneration and economic growth.
With less than 50% of new housing need having been met consistently over the last decade, there is a very urgent need to act and act now – particularly in respect of private housing.
DfI Minister Nichola Mallon has announced a further extension to 31 March 2022 of the temporary suspension of the requirement to hold a public event as part of pre-application community consultation on major planning applications.
The Construction Leadership Council have issued a further updated Product Availability Statement.