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Housing Recovery

This new topic page sets out the Partnership’s ongoing response to housing recovery during the Covid-19 pandemic and some of the key interventions.

Follow up joint letter to Secretary of State – Robert Jenrick, October 2020, setting out five top further measures to accelerate housing delivery.

Secretary of State – Robert Jenrick, letter in response, July 2020, setting out key interventions by Government to-date to support the housing industry.

Joint letter from the Chairs of the Kent, Essex and East Sussex Developer Groups to the Secretary of State, April 2020 with recommendations on how to help get Britain building again and to support the housing industry.

Essex Planning officers Association (EPOA) letter, May 2020 to MHCLG.

Results of an EDG survey, which ran between 24 April – 11 May 2020 and asking house builders and agents in Essex, Kent and East Sussex whether they were opening sites, taking on new commissions and accessing building materials.


Key links for further information:

UK Government – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

SELEP – Guidance to Employers and Businesses 

Essex County Council – Covid-19

Guidance for the housing and construction industry – November 2020

Government Planning Response to Covid-19May 2020

Government plans to get Britain building… – 22 June 2020

“State of Play” challenges and opportunities facing SME home builders, HBF / Close Brothers – June 2020

Charter for Safe Working Practices, HBF – May 2020

Current Sub Groups:

  • Mr
    Mark Curle
  • Ms
    Helen McCabe
  • Mr
    Lee Heley
  • Mr
    Brian Horton
  • Mr
    Alastair Pollock
03 Latest Housing Recovery News
Birketts’ latest webinar on housebuilding and COVID-19
29/10/20

Birketts’ latest webinar on housebuilding and COVID-19

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