Sajid Javid attacks 'nimbyism' as he calls for 1m new homes
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has attacked "nimbyism" as he called for a million new homes to be built by 2020.
While everyone agreed on the need for new homes, "too many" opposed them in their own community, Mr Javid told the Conservative Party conference.
While there were valid reasons for stopping developments, on grounds of size and taste, he said the UK couldn't afford to build so few homes.
He announced the "largest state-backed" housing programme since the 1970s.
Addressing activists in Birmingham, Mr Javid said there had been "massive... read more
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