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Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (3 Mar 2016)

Lord Best: ...It also relates to this key component of the Bill—the Government’s flagship policy of starter homes—and is all about reducing demand for this new product so that starter homes are not such a cuckoo in the nest. Just to reiterate, these are homes for first-time buyers under 40 sold at a 20% discount, with the costs borne by housebuilders, who in return are now excused the normal...

Housing and Planning Bill - Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (1 Mar 2016)

Lord Best: ...the discount. Therefore, starter homes cater only very rarely for the same people as those whom the local authority planned to assist through its published planning authorities. When placing this cuckoo in the nest, displacing the housing needed by those on lower incomes, surely the Government should support councils who have analysed their local housing requirements and markets and yes,...

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