Written Question on Affordable Housing

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Date Title Questioner
4 Jul 2017, 4:45 p.m. Affordable Housing Sir Gary Streeter


To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that rent-to-buy products are within the definition of affordable housing for the purposes of local authority section 106 agreements.

Answer (Alok Sharma)

Our White paper Fixing the Broken Housing Market, published in February, made clear that Rent to Buy products can help to meet affordable housing needs. We intend to reflect this in an updated definition of affordable housing for planning purposes when the National Planning Policy Framework is reviewed. We are also investing £7.1 billion in the Affordable Homes Programme to deliver 225,000 affordable housing starts by March 2021, including Rent to Buy homes.

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