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Affordable Housing: Construction

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 10th September 2018

John Grogan Labour, Keighley

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment has he made of the effect of the proposed entry level exception sites on the provision of affordable rented homes in England.

Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The new entry-level exception site policy is set out in the revised National Planning Policy Framework which was published on 24 July 2018. It supports both first time buyers and those looking to rent their first home. The policy should have a positive impact on provision of affordable rented homes as sites should comprise entry-level homes offering one or more types of affordable housing, including affordable housing for rent.