I googled "government house building initiatives" and the article below was top of the search response. This seemed to confirm all the positive noise coming from the Tory conference and subsequent Autumn Statement.
However, on greater inspection, the Prime Minister in question is David Cameron not Theresa May. So whilst the new government's focus on supply side support is entirely laudable, the key as ever will be in execution and making the plans incremental, rather than a substitution, to what has been promised before.
The Prime Minister will today announce the government will directly commission thousands of new affordable homes. In a radical new policy shift the government will directly commission the building of homes on publicly owned land. This will lead to quality homes built at a faster rate with smaller building firms – currently unable to take on big projects – able to get building on government sites where planning permission is already in place. The government is also today announcing a £1.2bn starter home fund to prepare brownfield sites for new homes. This will fast-track the creation of at least 30,000 new starter homes and up to 30,000 market homes on 500 new sites by 2020 – helping deliver the commitment to create 200,000 starter homes over the next 5 years.