The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed plans laid out by Chancellor George Osborne to create a National Infrastructure Commission, which will be chaired by former Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis, sitting as a cross-bench peer.
Melanie Leech, chief executive of the BPF, said: “Infrastructure is absolutely crucial to attracting the investment that is needed to regenerate the UK’s towns and cities and create growth. (The) announcement is therefore very welcome, and we hope to see swift decisions over important projects to ensure clarity and certainty for investors.
“In order to create places where people will live as well as work, we would hope to see discussion as to whether large-scale housing schemes could be considered within significant infrastructure projects. This would enable the development industry to deliver a large number of homes, quickly.”