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  • MEL WELCOMES PLANS FOR BOOSTING SOCIAL HOUSING

    15 May 2017
    Mel Stride

    General Election campaign locally in full swing. Very excited about the early policy announcements prior to launch of our national manifesto this week. The plans for boosting social housing especially welcome. 1.4 billion to be invested via councils and housing associations in social housing and really good news that tenants will be given the opportunity to purchase these properties in time and so get on the housing ladder. Also important that this money will go back into further social housing investment. Money to be directed locally with measures to be put in place to facilitate the compulsory purchase of appropriate brownfield sites for new homes. This kind of policy will be hugely welcome in the South West and Central Devon. We have many great affordable housing schemes in our constituency including the fantastic new development that I toured in Christow in the Teign Valley last month - but we need more and this new policy will help us to deliver.







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