The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is consulting on a discussion document that will inform the Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD).

The GPS-HUD is intended to provide a shared vision and direction across housing and urban development, to guide and inform the actions of all those who contribute. It will seek to set out how the government and other parts of the housing and urban development system will work together to realise this vision. The GPS-HUD will seek to shape future:

  • government policy
  • investment
  • programmes of work.

The first GPS-HUD will be published by 1 October 2021 and reviewed at least every three years.

The consultation and publication timeline appears overly ambitious and rushed, and the government is consulting on a discussion document as opposed to a draft government policy statement. Submissions close on Friday, 30 July. We will make a submission.