Amanda Williams, Chief Investment Officer, Aster Group responds to the Spring Statement

Amanda Williams, Chief Investment Officer at Aster Group, said:

“We welcome the announcement of the £20 million Community Led Housing scheme. We’ll be closely monitoring this funding as we’re one of the leading housing association providers of Community Land Trust (CLT) partnerships, which deliver the homes communities both want and need.

“The match funding for council planning departments is also important. However, we know in reality that there will need to be significant investment in staffing levels, upskilling employees and bringing in new technologies to drive efficiencies in planning. As ever, the goal is creating a system that ensures the homes communities desperately need – in line with Local Plans – can be proposed, approved and built quickly to tackle the chronic housing shortage.”

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