CABE's response to the Callcutt review

Recommendations for the housebuilding industry focusing on business models, materials and skills in response to government review.

Led by the former chief executive of both major housebuilder Crest Nicholson and the land regeneration agency English Partnerships, the Calcutt review was commissioned by the government to examine the role of housebuilder's business models, materials and skills in the delivery of 3 million new homes by 2020.

CABE’s recommendations for the housebuilding industry focus on five main areas:

  1. A shift in priority, concentrating on creating value rather than just controlling costs.
  2. An urgent improvement in the level and quality of urban design skills within the industry.
  3. An increased acknowledgement of the importance of stewardship of place, achieved through different business models that maintain developer commitment to a site.
  4. Increased competition within the industry, including incentivising new entrants to the market.
  5. A more effective and equal partnership approach between the public sector and the housebuilding industry.


Published on 19 November 2007

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