PODCAST | What next for housing in Cumbria?
Genesis Homes chief executive Nicky Gordon sat down with Place North West to discuss what being a housebuilder in Cumbria is really like, the potential implications of the recent local government reorganisation, and why Barrow is a place to watch.
On the latest episode of the Place North West podcast, senior reporter Dan Whelan asked Gordon about the key challenges facing housebuilders in 2023.
They include negotiating the demands of nutrient neutrality, the sluggish planning system, and central government’s decision to scrap the mandatory 300,000-a-year housing target.
While there are undoubtedly obstacles to be overcome, it is not all doom and gloom, certainly not for Genesis Homes.
Gordon founded the company in 2017. During that time the housebuilder has gone from building 10 homes a year to more than 170. He is now eyeing 300 properties a year by 2028.
In addition, the developer is rising to the challenge of sustainability, launching its EcoGen home. These homes are filled with smart technology and solar-assisted heat pumps and are designed to be energy efficient and net zero carbon emitting.
Listen to the podcast at the top of this article to hear Gordon’s views on the proposed changes and how the planning system could be altered in a way that could help to address the housing crisis.
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