96% of local councils in the United Kingdom have claimed that their need for affordable housing is severe or moderate and have called upon the government to do more to tackle affordable housing prices, writes property developer Richard Carr.
The Association for Public Service Excellent (APSE) and the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) have published a report calling for urgent government action to deliver the homes needed in the UK.
The report reveals:
- 72% of councils think the National Planning Police Framework (NPPF) hinders building of affordable housing
- 96% of councils say that their need for affordable housing is severe or moderate
- 7% think starter homes will help address affordable housing
“With 96% of councils describing their need for affordable homes as severe or moderate, and 89% worried that the extension of Right to Buy will lead to less affordable homes, it is clear that there is a real crisis,” Kate Henderson, chief executive of the TCPA, told propertywire.com.