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Housing policy needs a Macmillan moment

Jan 01, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Why hasn't Britain built enough houses? There are all kinds of explanations. A cumbersome planning system. A sprawling green belt. The impact of the financial crisis. But ultimately, there is one very simple answer: because we haven't wanted to.

Analysis published today by the Centre for Policy Studies shows that the 2010s will see the fewest new houses built in England since the Second World War. But the same could have been said of the 2000s. And the 1990s. And of every decade before tha...