Speakers: Richard Bacon MP; Brian Berry (FMB), Robert Hayward (David Lock Associates), Robbie Greenaway (Clearview Homes).
Since the 1980’s the proportion of homes built by small and medium sized builders has fallen dramatically. The reasons for this are of course complex. A recent survey by the FMB found that the major constraints facing SME builders are the availability of land, the availability of finance and the demands of the planning system.
This event will explore the challenges and opportunities that the planning system presents to SME builders. It will focus on how Local Authorities can use the planning system to boost the SME sector and help to diversify the Industry. It will also look at how National policy may be enhanced to improve the planning environment for SME builders.