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Build 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s

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That is why we will continue our progress towards our target of 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.31

Our verdict

  • The target of building 300,000 new homes each year has existed since at least 2017, and this is a promise to continue making progress towards that goal.  
  • The Queen’s Speech in December 2019 committed to “an ambitious Planning White Paper” as a step towards fulfilling this pledge, and a March 2020 policy paper restated that promise.
  • The government remains committed to this target and has stated its intention to publish a white paper containing details of how it might be attained, so this policy is ‘in progress’.

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