Homes England pledges further partnership investing

Housing agency Homes England's strategic plan to 2022-23 underlines its commitment to developing partnership and joint venture schemes.

Under its remit to unlock investment in the housing sector, the agency said it will continue to ensure "a range of investment products are available to support housebuilding and infrastructure".

As part of this, Homes England said it would " invest in partnerships and joint ventures to increase the pace and scale of our partners’ delivery and generate value for public money".

In his foreword, chairman Sir Edward Lister said: "We are already striking bold deals and forming new types of innovative partnerships to shake up housing delivery."

Chief executive Neil Walkley pointed to Homes England's recent joint venture with Kier's residential arm and Cross Keys Homes, as well as the "significant progress" it has made on projects such as the Daedalus scheme, which is a partnership arrangement involving Wates.