build affordable housing
Upon releasing the whitepaper, the government boldly claimed “we will make it easier to build better homes where people want to live.” (Let’s hold them to it!)
“New regulations will give greater freedom for buildings and land in our town centres to change use without planning permission and create new homes from the regeneration of vacant and redundant buildings.”
A former derelict site close to Cleckheaton town centre has been transformed into an impressive affordable housing development by Unity Homes and Enterprise.
Seven brand new two-bed homes have been built at the location previously occupied by the Albion Works and Northgate Mills complex, which had been purchased by Tesco.
Housing associations have a central role to play in building the homes we need and challenging the attitudes that hold us back, Theresa May said in central London this week, as she announced new long-term funding for affordable housing.
As part of the Government’s commitment to transform housebuilding, the Prime Minister announced £2 billion in new funding to give housing associations the long-term certainty they need to deliver tens of thousands of new affordable and social homes.
As the first Prime Minister to address the National Housing Federation Summit, she pledged this morning to work in partnership with the associations to get more people on the housing ladder and make sure those who can’t afford their own place also have somewhere they’re proud to call home.