Policy paper

Laying the foundations: a housing strategy for England

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

A new strategy to unblock the housing market and get the nation building again.



The housing strategy sets out a package of reforms to:

  • get the housing market moving again
  • lay the foundations for a more responsive, effective and stable housing market in the future
  • support choice and quality for tenants
  • improve environmental standards and design quality

The new strategy will address concerns across the housing market making it easier to secure mortgages on new homes, improving fairness in social housing and ensuring homes that have been left empty for years are lived in once again.