Broken promises from the Conservative Party.
Their 2015 Election manifesto stated:
🔵 200,000 new starter homes to be built by 2020
🔵 Actual number of starter homes built by 2020: zero
Labour in Government will:-
🌹Build one million new genuinely affordable homes over 10 years.
🌹Define a new ‘affordable housing’ as linked to local income, and scrap the Conservatives’ so-called ‘affordable rent’ homes priced at up to 80% of market rates.
🌹Stop the sell-off of 50,000 social rented homes a year by suspending the right to buy, ending all conversions to ‘affordable rent’ and scrapping the Government’s plans to force councils to sell the best of their homes.
🌹Back councils and housing associations with new funding, powers and flexibilities to build again at scale.
🌹Transform the planning system with a new duty to deliver affordable homes, an English Sovereign Land Trust to make more land available more cheaply and an end to the ‘viability’ loophole that lets developers dodge their contribution to more affordable homes.
Eastbourne Labour Party