Landscape figures welcome budget housing measures - but raise concern over density push

The chancellor's measures to stimulate housebuilding and housebuying including loan guarantees, a boost for construction skills, measures to reduce land-banking, a review into delays in permitted developments, and the abolition of stamp duty immediately for first-time buyers whose property is worth up to £300,000 has been welcome by industry figures as showing "real determination" to tackle the housing problem.

by Matthew Appleby and Sarah Cosgrove

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