Some of the UK’s leading companies have joined forces with the Land Promoters and Developers Federation (LPDF) to work towards ending the current national housing crisis.
Membership of the LPDF has grown significantly with 12 companies signing up in the past two months alone, and now its members are attempting to encourage the development of more than 300,000 homes each year.
The UK’s largest housebuilder, Barratt Developments plc, has also joined the federation as an affiliate member alongside Irwin Mitchell, Charles Russell Speechleys and Shakespeare Martineau.
Chairman Paul Brocklehurst said: “The LPDF’s voice is growing stronger by the day as more and more companies become members and support our drive to end the UK housing crisis. Our ambition is to play a full and active role in the debate on housing supply and be part of the process of finding solutions that makes the future for those searching for a new home a brighter one.
“The LPDF has come together to speak with one voice in the debate on housing and infrastructure delivery. Housing is one of the most pressing political issues and is at the centre of the government’s domestic policy agenda. By joining the LPDF, members have access to key businesses and decision-makers in the sector, along with the opportunity to be part of the wider land promotion network.”
Launched in 2018, the LPDF aims to both ‘dispel the myths and misconceptions’ of the role of land promoters and developers, as well as ‘enhancing the debate’ on housing supply and attempting to find solutions to the UK’s housing crisis.
The LPDF is working with government, local authorities and communities to enhance the planning process, and help deliver the new homes and communities the UK needs.