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Small builders back Governmentís new homes plan
SMALL LAND PARCELS ARE KEY TO DELIVERING GOVERNMENT'S NEW HOMES
Investment in infrastructure could help mitigate the risks of Brexit, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB)
Investment in infrastructure could help mitigate the risks of Brexit, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
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Small builders back Governmentís new homes plan
The Government’s flagship ‘Starter Homes’ initiative launched today by the Prime Minister has been welcomed by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), with a number of FMB house builders already pledging their support.

 

Brian Berry, FMB Chief Executive, said: “We back the principle of this scheme which aims to enable more new homes to be brought forward and targeted at first time buyers, who are a crucial section of the market. The Government’s recognition of the importance of boosting supply from smaller house builders has been underlined by recent announcements extending the Builders Finance Fund to smaller sites and setting a ten unit threshold on affordable housing and tariff style planning obligations. It is crucial that the Starter Home initiative will also be open to firms and sites of any size.” 

 

Berry concluded: “It is now important that we make sure that the details of the scheme ensure that the central objective - to deliver 100,000 new homes for first time buyers at 80% of market value – is realisable in practice. That’s why the FMB and 15 leading member firms have pledged to work with the Government on the development of the Starter Homes scheme.”

SMALL LAND PARCELS ARE KEY TO DELIVERING GOVERNMENT'S NEW HOMES

04 JANUARY 2016

The Government’s plans for ‘directly commissioned’ house building could help tackle the housing crisis but land must be broken down into small and micro parcels wherever possible, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The availability of small sites is the greatest barrier that SME house builders currently face when delivering new homes, which is why the Government’s initiative to make public land available to small builders is so welcome. The Government clearly recognises that we need to bring more small house builders back into the market if we have any hope of addressing the housing shortfall. Directly funding developments on publicly owned land, with planning permission already granted, should encourage growth of smaller builders and new entrants into the market.”

Berry continued: “However, the public land that is being made available through ‘direct commissioning’ must be broken down into small and micro plots wherever possible. As the Housing Minister himself has recognised, the smaller the site, the quicker it will get built out. If the Government wants to truly tap into the potential of SME house builders, it should bring forward a wide range of packages of land, including those attractive to the smallest of developers, thereby improving both capacity and speed of delivery.”

Berry concluded: “As positive as this development is however, it remains only one piece of the jigsaw. The on-going skills shortage is as pertinent for local firms as it is for larger contractors. We desperately need more skilled tradespeople in the industry, otherwise even supportive plans such as those announced today will be challenging for builders to deliver. Boosting apprenticeship training among construction SMEs will be crucial to this.”

Investment in infrastructure could help mitigate the risks of Brexit, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

 

Gavin McGuire, Director of FMB Northern Ireland, said: “The NI construction industry is at last enjoying consistent growth and we can’t let Brexit undo all of our hard work by zapping business confidence.

“Indeed, public investment in our sector has the potential to act as a bulwark against the possibility of a recession. With the new UK Prime Minister making positive noises about serious investment in infrastructure projects across the whole of the UK, this could help support a significant capital investment programme and chimes with both the national mood and what our industry has been crying out for.

“The importance of our sector to the wider economy should not be understated. The construction industry accounts for around 10% of Northern Ireland’s total output and employs nearly one in ten people. Our members make a huge contribution to the Northern Irish economy and indeed the very fabric of our society. We are fortunate enough to have some incredibly talented and innovative construction SMEs in this country. This is evidenced by the fact that, during leaner economic times here, so many of our members were able to find work elsewhere, both in the rest of the UK and in Ireland.

“We’re looking forward to working with government to progress the key infrastructure projects identified in the Fresh Start Agreement, which will give some certainty to the construction industry and help companies plan ahead. There is an urgent need to now consider options for alternative funding models.”

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA, Northern Ireland’s Finance Minister, said: “Since my appointment as Finance minister I have met with the Federation and other key players from the local Construction Group to discuss plans for Government investment in infrastructure projects.  I want to praise the construction industry’s can-do efforts, and reassure the industry regarding the Executive’s commitment to delivering a number of flagship infrastructure projects identified in the Fresh Start Agreement.  I have also started discussions with my officials to explore options for a stimulus package for the north.

 “I recognise the difficulties faced by the industry and realise there are still challenges ahead but working with the construction sector can only help benefit the local economy.”

The minister met with the Federation of Master Builders during a visit to Rowan Glynn Housing Development site in Maghera

Investment in infrastructure could help mitigate the risks of Brexit, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Gavin McGuire, Director of FMB Northern Ireland, said: “The NI construction industry is at last enjoying consistent growth and we can’t let Brexit undo all of our hard work by zapping business confidence.

“Indeed, public investment in our sector has the potential to act as a bulwark against the possibility of a recession. With the new UK Prime Minister making positive noises about serious investment in infrastructure projects across the whole of the UK, this could help support a significant capital investment programme and chimes with both the national mood and what our industry has been crying out for.

“The importance of our sector to the wider economy should not be understated. The construction industry accounts for around 10% of Northern Ireland’s total output and employs nearly one in ten people. Our members make a huge contribution to the Northern Irish economy and indeed the very fabric of our society. We are fortunate enough to have some incredibly talented and innovative construction SMEs in this country. This is evidenced by the fact that, during leaner economic times here, so many of our members were able to find work elsewhere, both in the rest of the UK and in Ireland.

“We’re looking forward to working with government to progress the key infrastructure projects identified in the Fresh Start Agreement, which will give some certainty to the construction industry and help companies plan ahead. There is an urgent need to now consider options for alternative funding models.”

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA, Northern Ireland’s Finance Minister, said: “Since my appointment as Finance minister I have met with the Federation and other key players from the local Construction Group to discuss plans for Government investment in infrastructure projects.  I want to praise the construction industry’s can-do efforts, and reassure the industry regarding the Executive’s commitment to delivering a number of flagship infrastructure projects identified in the Fresh Start Agreement.  I have also started discussions with my officials to explore options for a stimulus package for the north.

 “I recognise the difficulties faced by the industry and realise there are still challenges ahead but working with the construction sector can only help benefit the local economy.”

The minister met with the Federation of Master Builders during a visit to Rowan Glynn Housing Development site in Maghera

 

 
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