Water and building sectors work more closely to address infrastructure development

19 March, 2013

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Water UK are pleased to announce that they have agreed to work more closely together to address a range of topics of common interest.

Reducing the regulatory burden and encouraging development are key objectives for the government, and this new cooperation will help the two sectors to achieve this.

Water UK Chief Executive Pamela Taylor said:

 “There are many challenges facing the water and sewerage sector and home builders to develop the infrastructure that the country needs on terms which are acceptable to all parties. We very much look forward to working together.”

HBF Executive Chairman Stewart Baseley said:

“Government has been calling on interested parties to be more involved in developing solutions to these challenges and we are confident that the new cooperation between our respective organisations will be an important step in that direction.”

For media enquiries, or to arrange an interview, please contact Steve Turner on 020 7960 1606 / 07919 307 760 or steve.turner@hbf.co.uk

Notes to Editors

1.     The Home Builders Federation (HBF) is the representative body of the home building industry in England and Wales. The HBF’s member firms account for some 80% of all new homes built in England and Wales in any one year, and include companies of all sizes, ranging from multi-national, household names through regionally based businesses to small local companies: www.hbf.co.uk

2.     Water UK represents all major UK water and wastewater service suppliers at national and European level. We provide a positive framework for the water industry to engage with government, regulators, stakeholder organisations and the public. www.water.org.uk