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In an Inside Out housing special, Mark Jordan exposes how Londoners are being locked out of the affordable homes market. We go behind the doors of one of the capital's last remaining communes. And - we get a sneak preview of some of the hi-tech homes of the future.

29 minutes

Last on

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.

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Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Wright
Reporter Mark Jordan
Series Producer Andy Richards
Editor Dippy Chaudhary


  • Mon 21 Sep 2015 19:30