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FMB tells Clegg to help small sites first

22 Nov 12 The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has been left underwhelmed by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg’s big vision for housing.

FMB chief executive Brian Berry
FMB chief executive Brian Berry

In a speech to the National House-building Council today, Mr Clegg revealed plans for a new generation of garden cities.

However, according to the FMB, the government should focus first on small sites to tackle the shortage of housing stock.

FMB chief executive Brian Berry said: “While the deputy prime minister’s support for major housing projects is very welcome they take time to bring forward. If the government wants quick results it needs to provide more immediate assistance to the large number of dormant SME house builders who could mobilise quickly to deliver housing jobs and growth on much shorter timescales.” 

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