Consultation Responses and Reports

The Housing Forum is uniquely placed to provide timely and considered responses to Government consultations.



Our most recent responses are available below along with the subsequent reports.


For consultation responses from previous years please see the Archive page. 





6 November 2018: A new deal for social housing

In our 18 October 2018 Board Meeting we discussed the 
MHCLG Green Paper consultation questions and 
subsequently submitted our joint response.









5 May 2018: Consultation response to the National Planning Policy Framework


In our 26 Apirl 2018 Board Meeting we discussed the reforms to the National Planning Policy Framework and subsequently submitted our joint response. 









2 May 2017:

Consultation response to the Housing White Paper: Fixing our broken housing market.





Consultation response to Planning and Affordable Housing for Build to Rent. 


On 7 April 2017, we held a consultation event on the Build to Rent Proposal and The Housing White Paper. 

The discussions focused on a number of pre-selected consultation questions and on general issues of these initiatives. The views are drawn from a wide representation of Housing Forum members. 







19 January 2017 Response to the Mayor’s draft Good Practice Guide to Estate Regeneration, March 2017



On 19 January 2017, we held a consultation event on the Guide and on the Estate Regeneration National Strategy. The views are drawn from a wide representation of Housing Forum members.




We welcome the Mayor’s draft guide and its recognition of the importance of early engagement and the on-going commitment to quality in design and place making. We would recommend closer integration between the Mayor’s Good Practice Guide and the Estate Regeneration National Strategy particularly in terms of process to support the achievement s and ambitions of both.






30 November 2016  The Housing Forum response to the Rapporteur Review 


We published the "More Homes through Manufacture" report in May 2015 and continue to advocate for off-site produced housing. Our response is drawn from debate with our key members who are experienced and active in the Offsite Manufacture sector, and rooted in the reality of that experience.








May 2016 Response to the Government's Starter Homes Regulations technical consultation





March 2016 Response to the Redfern Review into the decline of home ownership




January 2016 Response to Cutting Red Tape - Housebuilding review