Manifesto: New Civic Housebuilding

By: Pete Jefferys and Toby Lloyd  Published: March 2017

Reviving the great English tradition of building attractive, affordable homes


In England we are not building enough homes – and haven’t for at least a generation. It’s at the heart of every housing problem we see, from rocketing house prices and falling home ownership to worsening homelessness.

This manifesto makes the case that our current housebuilding system cannot solve this housing shortage on its own. We need new forms of Civic Housebuilding, drawing on the best traditions from our past, to build good homes which are affordable and come with decent new infrastructure.


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