Affordable Housing

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd December 2015.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy that affordable rent to buy housing is included as an option for developers in the Housing and Planning Bill's general duty on all planning authorities in order to promote the supply of starter homes.

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

The Housing and Planning Bill will support our manifesto commitment to build 200,000 Starter Homes to help more young people into home ownership. Like other valuable products which support access to home ownership, affordable rent-to-buy, can be considered by councils as part of their wider affordable housing requirements for their area.

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