MORE. Better. Faster. The words I’ll be repeating over and over again in 2019. Why? When I got the housing minister job, the prime minister set me one task – to build 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s.

We’re working with industry to ramp up house building, delivering different types of homes for everyone – including hundreds of thousands of affordable and social homes in which we’re investing £9bn. Boosting supply will keep rents low and allow young people onto the housing ladder.

We’re also doing everything we can to tackle homelessness. We want to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and end it by 2027. We’re investing £1.2bn to achieve this as well as boosting access to affordable housing and making renting more secure.

We’re making sure homes are better designed and suited to their local environments too. Neighbourhood Plans are a big part of this – they give local people a say in shaping their area for example choosing where to build, influencing what new buildings should look like and identifying the green spaces to be protected.

As we build more, we must put the right infrastructure in place too. Here, solid progress is being made on schemes such as Manydown in Basingstoke and Augusta in Andover where we’re building thousands of homes as well as schools, community facilities and beautiful green spaces.

Now is the time for us to get building. Credit is cheap, demand is strong, and we’re seeing big progress in off-site manufacturing. The government is throwing everything at it - building more, better, faster homes is the mission.