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Affordable Housing

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 18 June 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to require property developers to provide more affordable homes in private housing schemes. [119755]

The recently published Sustainable Communities Plan sets out our intentions with regard to increasing the number of affordable homes. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is updating existing planning guidance and will support this with practical advice about what works well and where. The latest statistics shows a steep rise in permissions for affordable homes to around 18,500. Through the update we want to see this improved yet further.