Don Foster MP*
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Overdue housing bill suffers from poverty of ambition

Commenting on the Housing and Regeneration Bill published today, Don said:

“Although this Bill is welcome, it comes ten years too late. It is a disgrace that it took this Government a decade to realise the gravity of the housing crisis.

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"The Bill however suffers from its own crippling poverty of ambition, and contains too little on affordable housing, too little on social housing and too little on sustainable housing.


"Gordon Brown's obsession with Soviet-style central control simply hasn't worked. The Government must empower local communities to take their own housing decisions and develop public land into affordable housing through Community Land Trusts.


"Not only is the Government acting too late, it seems content to repeat the failed mistakes of the past decade and continue the misery for millions left behind in Brown's Britain."


ENDS

This article published: 15/11/2023

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