Section: Affordable Housing

Welsh planning authorities must make more affordable housing available

Posted 09.07.19
Welsh Government: Further reading

Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James will accept all but one of the recommendations from the Independent Review on Affordable Housing Supply in Wales.

In an Oral Statement to the Welsh Assembly she listed proposed actions and in particular said:

"I am clear that our significant investment in affordable housing must be used as effectively as possible, where it is needed most. This is why I am taking action based on the review recommendations.

"I am also writing to all local authorities to ensure they are taking all opportunities to create housing developments with at least 50% affordable housing in Wales.

"With the removal of the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap, and support from Welsh Government to build affordable housing, I want them to ensure this is a key part of reviewing their Local Development Plans."

The Minister will respond to the remaining recommendation from the Independent Review on Affordable Housing Supply on Help to Buy in the autumn.

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