Archive: Affordable Housing
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This animation, from the CPRE, highlights that England hasn’t built enough genuinely affordable homes in rural or urban areas for decades. Following cuts to capital grant and financial restrictions on councils, we now rely on private developers to deliver a large share of new affordable homes through the Section 106 system. But since 2012, national planning rules have blunted this tool by enabling the widespread use and abuse of viability assessments.
The NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, today contributed to the debate on the housing crisis at the TUC Congress in Brighton to highlight how the current and escalating housing crisis will have a profound and lifelong effect upon the futures of hundreds of thousands of children and young people in the UK.
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