New national housing agency Homes England has been launched by housing secretary Sajid Javid to help the country build more homes.
Homes England is the overhauled and rebranded Homes and Communities Agency.
Last February the Government said it would relaunch the HCA to help deliver more homes.
Homes England will use the HCA’s planning experience along with new land buying powers to lock down useable land for houses.
It will also support SME housebuilders and help source brownfield sites for housebuilding.
Javid says: “This government is determined to build the homes our country needs and help more people get on the housing ladder. Homes England will be at the heart of leading this effort.”
Homes England chief executive Nick Walkley says: “As Homes England, we will use our land, finance and expertise to expand the delivery of affordable new homes and connect ambitious partners to remove barriers to house building.”