Timber Industries APPG to research role of timber in solving housing crisis
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Timber Industries is holding a series of evidence sessions over the next three months into how timber can contribute to solving the housing crisis.
Industry experts from across the timber supply chain are being brought together to present at three evidence sessions in England, Wales and Scotland.
These sessions are set to cover the political challenges and opportunities, the current capacity of the timber industry in the UK, and the further development of sustainability and skills.
From these evidence sessions a report will be compiled to better understand how timber products and construction methods can be supported to create cost effective, sustainable housing solutions.
The report is expected to be launched at a reception at Parliament in late October bringing together both politicians and industry to create better informed policy decisions.
“While Brexit may have much of Westminster at a standstill, the reality is the housing crisis remains one of the most pressing issues in the UK right now,” says TTF Managing Director David Hopkins.
“As a cost effective and environmentally sustainable product, timber can make a significant contribution to residential construction.
“With the right policies in place, the timber industry can help the Government achieve their housing targets, bolster the local economy, build a skilled workforce, and achieve emissions reduction.”
TTF will keep members informed about progress in due course.