There are numerous barriers facing small companies who wish to build houses. These include lack of access to relevant funding, a lack of workers with sufficient skills, and over-burdensome housing regulations. However, in my experience of discussing the matter with the members of the Federation of Master Builders, the main barrier facing building companies is the planning system. In this blog post, I will state exactly what these barriers are, and then discuss why getting to grips with these barriers is important in the context of the demand for more affordable homes.

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