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Affordable Housing

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Anthony Steen Anthony Steen Conservative, Totnes

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what advice he has received from the Regional Housing Board on the amount of affordable housing needed in Devon (a) at the latest date for which figures are available and (b) over the next 10 years.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Minister of State (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Housing and Planning)

holding answer 27 June 2005

The provision of affordable housing is a local authority responsibility and should be made on the basis of robust local assessments of needs. Policy ST18 in the adopted Structure Plan for Devon 2001–16 highlights the strategic importance of the need to provide for affordable housing and establishes a consistent basis for the development of local plan policies throughout Devon.

The South West Housing Body has however made the provision of additional affordable housing in Devon and across the region its number one priority, and its forthcoming advice to my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister on the allocation of capital funding for affordable housing for 2006–07 and 2007–08 will reflect this situation. Further work will be undertaken by the Regional Housing Body to improve the evidence base for affordable housing need and provision on a consistent basis through the promotion of sub-regional housing assessments.

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