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Barriers facing small home building firms

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee would welcome your views on the following:

  • To assess the barriers facing small home building firms to include consideration of:
    • The availability and effectiveness of Welsh Government (and other) support and finance for small home builders.
    • The availability of a skilled construction sector workforce
    • Access to suitable development sites
    • The Planning system and the extent to which it actively facilitates developments by small home builders
    • The dominant position of a small number of big firms
  • To understand the proportion of new housing in Wales currently delivered by small home builders, to include consideration of:
    • The impact of help to buy Wales
    • The potential impact of increasing the proportion of new housing in Wales delivered by small home builders
    • The extent to which small home builders are involved in the delivery of affordable housing (including the impact of current procurement rules)

The deadline for submissions to this consultation is Friday 11 January 2019.

If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us. For clarity, there is no designated form for submissions. For those who would like to submit their response electronically, please send your submission in the body of an e-mail or as an attachment to

For those who would like to submit their views in hard copy, letters can be addressed as follows:

Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee, National Assembly for Wales, Ty Hywel, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA.

Providing Written Evidence

The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.

In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.

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Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee
National Assembly for Wales
Pierhead Street
CF99 1NA




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