Keir Starmer announces plans to relax planning restrictions and develop green belt land

Keir Starmer on a housing development site inside a house's living room wearing a high-vis jacket and orange gloves and a hard hat
Keir Starmer has announced the Labour Party's plan to allow homebuilding to take place on green belt plots and ease planning restrictions in a bid to increase housing supply in the UK (Image credit: Getty Images)

Sir Keir Starmer has announced the Labour Party's plans to combat the housing crisis by stating his intention if elected to allow more homes to be built on green belt land and ease planning regulations.

The announcement comes after the Conservative government received criticism for the current housing crisis as the government has consistently failed to meet its target of 300,000 yearly homes built.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.