Our Chairman Gerard Price has today welcomed Government plans to build thousands of new homes in Gosport and Chichester in a move to speed up construction. It is understood that ministers will commission the homes directly from smaller, ‘up and coming’ housebuilders to undermine the dominance of the biggest housebuilders. Gerard said: “This is fantastic news. Not only is the Government putting housing at the top of the political agenda, they are endeavouring to put shovels in the ground. “No other Government has done this throughout my 30-year career and we welcome its intent to openly deliver against their promises. “We have a huge shortfall in housing and this will give smaller developers the opportunity to compete for key land with the added benefit that there will be less of a risk of the same ‘cookie-cutter’ housing estates on the outskirts of all of our cities.”