Starter Home Initiative

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the (a) distribution between each local authority in England of the total number of homes built under the proposed starter homes exceptions policy over the next five years and (b) amount of section 106 and community infrastructure levy contributions foregone as a consequence of this policy.

Photo of Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the total potential value of section 106 and community infrastructure levy contributions which will be forgone in sales designated under the proposed exemptions policy for starter homes.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

Further to my Written Ministerial Statement of 2 March 2015, Official Report, Column 42-44WS, we do not anticipate any shortfall, as these are homes which would not otherwise have been built.

Councils will still benefit from the New Homes Bonus and council tax receipts from the new homes.

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