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Starter homes policy will not help those who need rural affordable housing

7 October 2015

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has reacted to the Prime Minister's announcement today on building 200,000 starter homes - and no longer requiring developers to provide low-cost rented homes.

Paul Miner, planning campaign manager at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), comments:

“The availability of truly affordable housing is a real problem in rural areas, where housing stock is low and average wages are lower. Abolishing rules that guarantee affordable homes and replacing them with homes most local people can’t afford will make this situation even worse.

“We need to keep on providing more rented housing in rural areas, and we need to be doing more for those who cannot or do not want to buy their own home.”

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