Ministers and officials must invoke Britain’s effort to build Spitfires during the Second World War to help construct the homes the country needs, one of the Government’s key housing advisers says today.
Sir Oliver Letwin, who is carrying out a major review for Theresa May, says infrastructure must be organised like wartime aircraft production to solve the housing crisis.
Wartime was state directed and planned. It was efficient at the single goal, inefficient at everything else. This isn’t what we want, is it?
What we’d actually like is pre-war housing. You know, hte absence of he Town and Country Planning Act 1947, the 1930s being the last time the private sector did build 300,000 houses a year.