UK housebuilding is increasingly delivered by the big players. That is by no means a bad thing in a country facing a significant housing-shortage and which is reliant on the ability of the volume housebuilders to deliver the numbers needed. That said, we need to see diversity in our housing stock and the needs of the market (which will vary from location to location) can't be met by the PLCs alone.
As such SME housbuilders a have a vital role to play. This article investigates what's going on in terms of development finance and what changes are needed to ensure access to it.