Paul Smith

Managing Director, The Strategic Land Group

Paul is a chartered town planner and surveyor with more than 20 years’ experience within the planning and housebuilding industries, having held senior roles at a PLC housebuilder and a national planning consultancy. He is currently the MD of The Strategic Land Group, one of the UK's most successful land promoters. He is also a Director of industry body the Land, Planning and Development Federation; a member of the advisory board of Priced Out, Britain’s largest campaign for affordable house prices; and writes a monthly column for Housing Today. He has also advised government on reforming the planning system.

Labour’s housebuilding policy is flawed

June 1, 2023

Paul Smith of The Strategic Land Group looks at Labour’s enthusiasm for new housing policies and suggests more is done on the supply side than on demand