Housebuilding targets are going to clash with Government’s climate goals

Construction and the built environment will exceed emissions goals. Stock Image

Paul McNeive

We built 23,500 new homes last year and every week sees an increased estimate of how many we need to build to solve our housing crisis. There has been recent consensus of around 50,000-60,000 per annum but that has been trumped by the Labour Party’s policy to build 100,000 homes each year for 10 years.