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We must put housebuilding back at the heart of our communities

This government will prioritise building affordable, environmentally-friendly homes the country needs, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick writes

By Robert Jenrick   March 2021

Photo: Peter Lopeman / Alamy Stock Photo

Read more: Labour’s shadow housing secretary on the flaws in our broken housing system

This past year has shown how important it is to have a home of your own. Despite the new Covid measures under which we’re all living, our mission remains the same: to build the homes the country needs. That work continues, notwithstanding all the other pressures on government. As Housing Secretary, I was determined that the property market should be kept open at this difficult time, and we worked hard with industry to ensure it was safe. The housing market is leading the recovery and…

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