Affordable Housing

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 16th November 2020.

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Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

I am always happy to consider my hon. Friend’s suggestions. He will know that the affordable homes definition in the national planning policy framework includes:

“Housing for sale or rent, for those whose needs are not met by the market” and the assumption is that that is at 80% of average cost. Of course, we also have a social rent option that local authorities can leverage, and we have certainly allowed local authorities greater ease in developing their own social homes. I also point him to our first homes programme, which provides discounts of at least 30% on homes in perpetuity so that people can realise the dream of their own home.