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Homes for Local People

October 18, 2017 10:40 PM
By Wokingham Liberal Democrats
Housing (Wokingham Liberal Deocrats)

Houses

The problems

  • Imposed housing numbers are unrealistic - a 30% increase is too high for our Borough
  • Current numbers are destroying the very nature of our area and leading to gridlock
  • Green belt is under threat
  • Developer tactics manipulate the system to their advantage

Our solutions

  • Fight the current housing numbers being imposed and lobby for a fairer national method for deciding them
  • More real local decision making on housing numbers & types
  • Wokingham Borough Council to provide more of its own land so we can control development and reduce land costs, to get more affordable housing
  • Smaller sites with more local control & work for local builders and self-builders

WBC to build houses itself and through its housing companies, providing what we really need:

  • 1 and 2 bed homes for young people to rent, lease and buy
  • Small, lifetime accessible bungalows, semi and terraced houses for older residents to downsize
  • A significant proportion to be reserved solely for existing WBC residents