Support for new building new homes is increasing as a result of government planning reforms, a minister has claimed.
Planning minister Brandon Lewis said there is "a changing mind-set" when it comes to major housing schemes, hinting that the "Not In My Backyard" attitude (NIMBY) has changed.
Writing for the Telegraph, Mr Lewis said reforms giving local people control over their own local areas has increased support for housebuilding "dramatically".
The minister said support for new homes has risen from 28% in 2010 to 47% last year.
More top news
A teenager was killed by her step-brother in a "violent struggle" before her body was cut up with a power saw and a knife, a court heard.
A dead foetus with hands, legs, and a partially formed head was found in the stomach of a boy, 4, who had complained of stomach pains.
Heartwarming image of elementary school teacher walking pupils home prompts interest in a scheme that has been running for three years.