Statement to Parliament on Starter Homes Initiative – Another (Unworkable) Amendment to #NPPF

Just like the commercial conversions policy, there is a danger that this will see residential development sited cheek by jowl, with just the sort of commercial and industrial developments that generates noise, smell, light and various other complaints.
There’s also the very real danger that those who end up marooned in these developments, will have little, or no access to the sort of amenities that other residential areas take for granted. Even the most poor quality residential development, is likely to have some form of green space, or maybe even a corner shop.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Hansard Written Statement – numbers are only half those in the PMs Speech today, clearly Grant Shapps got his red pen out overnight and forgot to tell Brandon Lewis.

I would like to update hon. Members on the outcome of the Government’s consultation, launched by the Prime Minister in December, seeking views about our proposals for planning reform to support the development of 100,000 new high quality, low cost Starter Homes for young first time buyers.

We are determined to ensure young people are not denied what their parents took for granted – the opportunity to buy their own home, settle down and enjoy the security that home ownership brings. Nearly 192,000 households have now been helped by the Government to buy or reserve a home since 2010, through schemes like Help to Buy and the reinvigorated Right to Buy. But we know there are still far too many hardworking young…

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