“The South East is already under tremendous planning pressure through higher development costs and it is important that careful attention is paid to the particular issues of the region. Furthermore, under this proposed housing methodology, there is concern among local authorities, that the South East will face greatest burden in delivering on these revised targets – with an average 57% increase across the region.
However, we do recognise that there is a need to build quality affordable homes in order boost regeneration and development across the region, while also supporting localised Covid-19 recovery efforts. These aims are best achieved in co-operation with local councils rather than by central imposition.”
Cllr Roy Perry, Chairman, South East England Councils
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