"Thousands of new homes to be built by smaller builders: Government runs out of patience with big developers"
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"The Government is to step in to help ensure that thousands of new homes are built after apparently running out of patience with the housebuilding industry.
David Cameron will set out plans today for the Government directly to 'commission' more than 10,000 new homes on publicly owned land.
"... Under the plan, the Government will arrange for planning permission to be granted at five areas in England and then offer the sites to developers.
"... The construction of the first wave of up to 13,000 directly commissioned homes – 40 per cent of which will be starter homes - will begin this year in Dover, Chichester, Gosport, Northstowe in Cambridgeshire and Old Oak Common in north west London."