Eco-towns

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of Jeff Ennis Jeff Ennis PPS (Rt Hon Edward Miliband, Minister of State (Cabinet)), Cabinet Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the potential for eco-towns to contribute to an increase in the supply of housing and affordable housing.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing)

In "Eco-towns—Living a greener future", we have set out the number of homes that each of the shortlisted locations are expecting to deliver. Alongside this there is an assessment of the affordability pressure. As part of the eco-town criteria, between 30 and 50 per cent. of homes should be affordable.

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