Keir Starmer waged a war on NIMBY’s today as he vowed to make Labour the party of housebuilding and break the taboo of building on the green belt.

Speaking at the British Chamber of Commerce global annual conference, the Labour leader insisted he would back “the builders, not the blockers” by giving councils and residents more power to build in undeveloped areas to meet local housing need.

Starmer’s pledge comes amid estimates that a child born this year has a less than one in three chance of owning a home by the time they’re 50.