Response - Delivering Housing and Regeneration: Communities England and the Future of Social Housing Regulation

By: Catherine Grannum  Published: September 2007


We believe that the proposals on the formation of Communities England have the potential to enable the delivery of the significant increase in housing supply proposed in the recent Green Paper.

Summary

We are very supportive of the main aims of merging the former Housing Corporation and English Partnerships into the new agency Communities England, and consider that this will have a beneficial effect on housing supply and regeneration.  We do, however, have some concerns over the risk that social rented housing will be sidelined in some way in favour of other