When the Prime Minister called for a snap general election, she made it clear that Brexit was a major part of her decision.
The referendum has featured prominently in the pre-election political discussions, and with less than three weeks to go before the British people head to the polls, Brexit is expected to be an agenda-topper for the main parties.
The popular sentiment is that housing quality and construction should appear in the election manifestos of all the leading parties. The UK construction industry is presently being regarded as a leader in sustainable construction and design, as exemplified by the leading roles played by British companies in the success of high-performance projects.
The Labour Party has vowed to build one million new homes during the next five years, but critics say that no commitment has been provided regarding housing quality , and that the viability of delivering these homes has never been closely examined.
With planning authorities facing increasing demands and reduced funding to be an ongoing problem, it is important that the main political parties give local authorities the capacity and space to take a closer look at development and consider what needs to be achieved at a community scale.