brownfield sites, according to a treasury review of housing supply, out
monetary policy committee. The country's housing supply has not kept pace
with the growth of the economy and this has created serious problems for
people and the labour market, she told BBC Radio Four's Today programme this
'A lot of local authorities are reluctant to accept planning, because they
see the costs as falling on them and the benefits distributed more widely',
she said. 'We have to get the incentives right.'
It is important to have the right national framework in which local planning
decisions can be better,' she said. 'You have to be sure that the decisions
taken at the local level ... add up to the right answer for the country as a
Ms Barker said she did not want to see a development free for all, but she
thought more planning applications should get approval.