Philip Hammond has just delivered the Autumn Statement and wiser heads than mine will be analysing its contents as I type.

Although the Statement did contain some measures intended to boost housing supply (which are summarised below) it was somewhat 'Planning-Lite' in comparison to recent years.

The substance of the Government's housing and planning policies will be in the Housing White Paper, which, contrary to earlier indications, does not look as if it will appear today. 

The Statement itself suggests that the White Paper will be published "shortly". DCLG, when I called them earlier today, indicated it will be "later this year". 

Given that it is now the end of November, I have decided to put the White Paper on my Christmas list and see what happens...