Housing and Planning

Reducing EU red-tape key to housing boom


Energy and Environment

Daniel Freeman writes for the Evening Standard

Housing and Planning

Matthew Lesh quoted by CityAM

Matthew Lesh quoted by the Telegraph

IEA Director of Public Policy and Communications Matthew Lesh has been quoted by the Telegraph in their article discussing the reduction of European red tape in UK housing.

The Telegraph quoted:

“The relaxation of nutrient neutrality rules is a crucial step towards addressing the housing crisis. These rules held back tens of thousands of homes for little environmental benefit. The key culprit in river pollution is intensive farming, housing and sewage make a relatively small contribution.

“These rules mean one fewer reason that local councils must reject housebuilding. 

“But there are countless fiddly rules and processes holding back much-needed homes and infrastructure. A government serious about economic growth must go much further and much faster to unshackle the British people.”

You can read the full article here. Matthew’s comment was also featured in the Sun.