Labour leader accuses the government of “Complete failure when it comes to housebuilding”

In an interview with BBC Breakfast, Sir Keir gave an example of homes being built on a playing field rather than a car park because the car park was technically within the green belt.

“We would make those tough choices and say to local areas, notwithstanding that it’s greenbelt if it’s a car park or similar land which doesn’t affect the beauty of our countryside… then we’ll change the planning rules, we’ll give you the powers to do that,” he said.

He also pledged to restore local housing targets, which are being watered down after calls from Tory MPs.

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