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What is a starter home?

Part of Housing and Planning Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 3rd May 2016.

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Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy Conservative, South Ribble 6:30 pm, 3rd May 2016

I am afraid I am going to make a little more progress.

Developers and builders want certainty and speed. One brake on development is the lack of certainty and the slowness of certain planning departments. The whole essence of the Bill is to get the country building homes—to increase the supply and to make more people home owners.

This measure is particularly effective for small builders, who do not have the scale to have in-house planning departments. Measures to encourage those who might build 10 or 20 homes in a village are particularly effective.