Policy paper

Planning for the future

Sets out the government's plans for housing and planning following the announcements in the 2020 Budget.


Planning for the future

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In the Budget given on 11 March 2020, the Chancellor outlined new funding for:

  • an extension of the Affordable Homes Programme with a new, multi-year settlement of £12 billion
  • over £1 billion of allocations from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to build nearly 70,000 new homes in high demand areas across the country
  • nearly £650 million of funding to help rough sleepers into permanent accommodation

The government’s plans for house-building, and tackling rough sleeping are here shown in more detail.

Published 12 March 2020