The CEF has submitted its response to the draft Budget consultation which closed on 25th February.
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.
The Department for Infrastructure has this week launched a Call for Evidence as part of its Review of the Implementation of the 2011 Planning Act.
The Finance Minister, Conor Murphy MLA, has published the NI Executive’s Draft Budget for 2021/22.