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Previewed on Conservative Home yesterday in the press this morning, the full Conservative housing proposals have now been published. The proposals include:

  • Rewards for good behaviour – tenants with a record of five years’ good tenant behaviour will be offered a 10% equity share in their social rented property, giving them a direct financial stake in the state of their neighbourhood
  • A ‘Right to Move’ – a comprehensive national mobility scheme that will allow good tenants to move to other social sector properties.
  • Supporting the low-cost housing sector – measures will include strengthening shared ownership schemes so that those on intermediate incomes can part-own their home
  • Breaking the monopoly on empty government property – local people will have new powers to demand the selling of empty or under-used government property.
  • Stopping the Whitehall imposition of unwanted development – regional planning will be scrapped, enabling councils to revise their plans to protect Green Belt land and prevent the unwanted imposition of so-called eco-towns.
  • Local Housing Trusts – villages and towns will be able to create
    entirely new community-led bodies with planning powers to develop local
    homes for local people, provided there is strong community backing.

Looks like pretty good stuff to me. What do you think?

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