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Housing minister notes change in new build opinion

October 2016

Public opinion towards new build homes could be shifting, according to housing minister Gavin Barwell.

Barwell recently told the Housing Market Intelligence conference that he believes any resistance to the construction of new homes is largely down to a fear of local infrastructure being put under pressure. For instance, people may worry about how an influx of new residents could affect GP waiting times, public transport and commuter routes.

However, he pledged to make a link between new homes and improved infrastructure, saying that he’d like to see a day “when there is a sign alongside a new dual carriageway saying ‘you got this road through the building of these new homes’.”

The minister championed new technologies and offsite construction as part of his argument, saying that the latter results in high-quality building within short time frames.

At Story Homes, we are constantly looking for ways to develop methods that will not only boost our own building strategy, but will also improve our buyers’ overall experience.

This year we have invested more than £1 million in technology across the business in order to support our growth strategy. We are also reviewing various technologies which will enrich the buying process for our customers throughout their journey with us.

Watch this space for more information, coming soon!