TITLE

Will planning changes make homes 'affordable'?

PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Daily Mail;4/2/2012, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
THE PHRASE 'affordable housing' isn't fully understood by a large number of people. Many I've spoken to misguidedly support it because their own offspring have been unable to afford to buy a home. The reality is clearly explained in the glossary of the Planning Explained booklet produced by the Campaign to Protect Rural England: 'Affordable housing is not available on the open market. It is available as social rented, affordable rented or as shared ownership housing, and is managed by a Registered Social Landlord, who may be the local authority.' Developers wouldn't waste their time and money building 'affordable homes' for people to buy. So please don't be misled by this overused catchphrase. It's purely a way for developers to land-grab, with a side issue of a few 'affordable' homes to placate protesters, which, effectively, will never get people on to the property ladder.
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73953940

 

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