Developer challenges in the house building process in the UK in 2014 and 2015

This statistic shows the main challenges to more housing completions, as perceived by property developers in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014 and 2015. According to 52 percent of developers, the planning system poses the biggest challenge in 2014. This percentage increased to 69 percent in 2015.

Developer challenges to building completions in the United Kingdom (UK) property market as of 2014 and 2015

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Release date

October 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period

June and July of 2014 and 2015

Number of respondents

252 (2014) and 301 (2015)

Special properties


Supplementary notes

* National survey of Local Planning Authorities (LPAs), applicants and advisers, including readers of property trade media and members of British Property Federation. Conducted in London, Manchester & Bristol and surrounding areas.
The source adds the following information: "Planning application data was also sourced from the official local authorities websites."
"It relates to all major planning applications, defined as ten or more dwellings or 0.5 hectare or more of the residential developments, and 1,000sqm/1 hectare of commercial developments."

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