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Property expert Kate Faulkner goes looking for solutions to the east Midlands's housing shortage. Terry Christian asks whether it should be easier for older people to downsize. And what will our houses of the future look like?

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Mon 21 Sep 2015 19:30

Housing shortages

Housing shortages

The government says it wants a million homes built in England by 2020, as the scale of the housing crisis is revealed in a BBC Inside Out investigation.

The National Housing Federation estimated 974,000 homes were needed between 2011 and 2014. But figures from 326 councils showed only 457,490 were built.

Housing minister Brandon Lewis said the government aimed to see one million new homes over this Parliament, but Labour said the Tories had failed on housing.

Read the full story on the BBC website

Watch the housing shortages video feature

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Role Contributor
Presenter Marie Ashby
Reporter Kate Faulkner
Reporter Terry Christian
Series Editor Sally Bowman


  • Mon 21 Sep 2015 19:30