LPDF Urges Firms To Join Housing Debate

The Land Promoters and Developers Federation (LPDF), which is working with government, local authorities and communities to enhance the planning process, and help deliver the new homes and communities this country needs, is inviting companies in the sector to get involved and support their campaign.

Launched just a year ago, LPDF membership has grown and now includes some of the best-known names in land promotion and housing development. Members are working to help shape national and local policy on issues affecting the sector.

LPDF members specialise in the promotion and development of strategic land, delivering sites from 30 new homes to larger scale sites of up to 10,000, alongside associated community facilities, employment and supporting infrastructure.

The federation has now announced that it is extending its membership to affiliate businesses that are active within the sector to give it a more powerful voice. 

LPDF chairman Paul Brocklehurst said: “Our ambition is to play a full and active role in the debate on housing supply, and be part of the process of finding solutions that makes the future for those searching for a new home a brighter one. The LPDF has come together to speak with one voice in the debate on housing and infrastructure delivery.

“Housing is one of the most pressing political issues and is at the centre of the government’s domestic policy agenda.  As we reach our first anniversary, we feel the time is right to extend our membership by inviting businesses throughout the sector to join us as affiliates, and highlight the role land promotion plays in the delivery of housing, infrastructure and entire new communities.

“By joining, businesses have access to key businesses and decision makers in the sector, along with the opportunity to be part of the wider land promotion network.”  

He added: “Unfortunately, the role land promoters play in the delivery of housing, infrastructure and entire new communities is often misunderstood.  This, and the complicated and lengthy nature of the planning system, is commonly blamed for the supply of housing not meeting the demand for new homes.

“We intend to become a powerful voice in the debate around the housing shortage and ways in which we can improve the supply of land for development.   We want to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions around the role of land promoters and developers by highlighting the expertise and track record of our members.” 

Interest in affiliate membership is already strong and companies that have joined include Bidwells, Fisher German, Gateley Plc, Turley, King’s Chambers, Carter Jonas, Tetlow King and Title and Covenant Brokers.

For more information about becoming an affiliate member of the LPDF please visit: www.lpdf.co.uk/membership