Mark Farmer, CEO of Cast, comments on social housing green paper

Mark Farmer, CEO at Cast, said:

“The recommendations of the social housing green paper are further evidence that the Government understands the severity of the housing crisis and the need to increase the delivery of high quality new homes. However, tackling the housing crisis head-on needs much more focus on delivering affordable homes in appropriate locations with appropriate social and physical infrastructure that can generate sustainable communities. This can only be achieved by bringing forward more public land for development and diversifying our housing market both in terms of tenure offering and methods of production. There is a unique opportunity to use innovative homebuilding techniques as a stimulus for new forms of multi-skilled training, factory and site based employment and wider social value creation.”