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A right to shared ownership would also be welcome. Boldness is needed to prevent a Corbyn Government.
The Government has to balance the need to get lots more houses built with its duty to protect buyers from unscrupulous builders.
Under Labour the local football club has been treated appallingly and crime has been allowed to rise. The Conservatives offer a bold and positive alternative.
Tim Pollard: In Croydon, Labour is going through a tortuous process to block the right to buy for future council tenants
They are also failing to bring local communities with them. Development must be attractive to win support for the new homes we need.
It is not a fix-all, but I hope its measures will produce a real improvement in the number of people who become homeless in the first place.
Conservatives have a proud record of social reform. I want to break down the barriers to people escaping poverty.
Rural communities will welcome development – if it fits the local vernacular and genuinely meets community needs.
Local decision-making must be respected if communities are to be confident in embracing development. We need these principles in urban areas too.
New figures show another fall in the number of tower block households. But while these buildings are being demolished elsewhere, the Mayor of London want new ones.
“Ideological dogma will do nothing to improve the lives of residents”: Full text of Kober’s statement
The Leader of Haringey Council explains why she has decided to stand down at the local elections in May.
When people cannot afford to live in the place where they work they spend more and more of their own time and money commuting on congested trains and roads. We need to broaden the Community Land Trust model to include market housing.
Guy Senior: Labour councillors in Wandsworth vote against new libraries, new houses and a health centre
Over 60 per cent of the homes being built will be “affordable” under Khan’s definition. This is well above the usual target of 35 per cent – yet they still oppose.
Councils need to use their own land to boost development – without the Mayor of London being able to get in the way.
With sensible changes to things like direct payments and access to information, the new system can work better for everybody.