Two major housing schemes – each involving 350 new homes - are set to go ahead following successful recovered appeal decisions involving sites in north east England.
Treasury Minister Sajid Javid said the Help to Buy scheme, which aims to get people on the housing ladder was "for everyone" and not just young people.
Chancellor George Osborne has asked the Bank of England to take a bigger role in ensuring his Help to Buy housing scheme does not fuel a property boom.
The Bank's Financial Policy Committee (FPC) will make annual reviews of the scheme, starting next September.
Labour is seeking to tackle what it calls the UK's housing crisis by building 200,000 homes a year by 2020.
Leader Ed Miliband will say building levels have fallen to their lowest level for almost 100 years.
He is set to announce plans to free-up councils from planning regulations, penalise developers who hoard land and deliver another wave of new towns.
Developers have warned that planning authorities are increasingly attaching planning conditions to new residential schemes which are “onerous and unrealistic” and holding back work on site.
That is the claim of the Home Builders Federation as it published its latest assessment of planning approval
There is a hopelessly inadequate supply of new homes – and it is even worse than official figures have so far suggested. The claims come from the Town and Country Planning Association and are based on the last Census.
Housebuilder Barratt Developments says the recovery in the housing market is starting to spread beyond London and the South East.
Latest official figures on housing starts in England show that construction began on six per cent more dwellings during the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first three months of the year.
Almost 400,000 homes in England have been given planning permission but have yet to be built, research for local councils suggests.
The government is to consider curbing the building of so-called "rabbit hutch" homes - where living space is highly restricted - in England.
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