Starter Homes Failed To Get Off The Starting Blocks Under Conservative Government

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Today the BBC published an article on a damning report from the National Audit Office which has found that none of the 200,000 starter homes pledged in the 2015 Tory manifesto, have been built.

Full report here

According to the National Audit Office (NAO), between 2015-16 and 2017-18, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) spent almost £174m on acquiring and preparing sites originally intended for building starter homes.

Meanwhile here in our district, we continue to see the construction of larger houses that remain unaffordable for those not on the housing ladder.

  • Truly affordable homes are not even on RDC radar,
    both Rochford and Rayleigh have relatively small,
    unused plots in those Towns ( see Call for Sites Maps ). Ideal ( walk to the Station ) locations for
    young professional couples starting out in a 1 Bed
    Apartment – instead of a 1 x £800,000 ‘executive’
    home we need 8 x £100,000 starter homes. But
    “initiative” is in very short supply around here….?