Hugh Ellis, Interim Chief Executive of the TCPA said:

"The EU has always provided a strong framework for the built environment, energy and climate change sectors, and the responsibility of long term stewardship for the quality of places we live in. This challenge will now fall to a new government to ensure that we have the right safeguards in place to protect the environment, prevent flooding, and ensure that we are building sustainable, high quality places for future generations. The TCPA will continue to champion the very best of international practice, showing how visionary place making can transform people's lives. 

"This morning has already seen an effect on the share prices of the housing and construction sector. We cannot afford for house building to slow as we continue to face the biggest housing crisis of a generation."