NNGO responds to Housing White Paper


In February, the government issued a white paper – ‘Fixing our broken housing market‘, setting out a broad range of plans to help reform the housing market and boost the supply of new homes.

The consultation ends today (2 May).

Need not Greed Oxfordshire has submitted a response to the consultation (see below).

The coalition is deeply concerned about exploitation by speculative developers, which is damaging local communities and the countryside, and the seeming inability of the current system to produce the right housing in the right place and at the right price. We therefore welcomed the opportunity to contribute to this consultation on the Housing White Paper.

Overall, we are concerned that whilst the White Paper outlines many noble ambitions, these are not clearly reflected in the policies proposed.

Our response focuses on four key areas of concern to the coalition, namely:

1. Five Year Housing Land Supply rules & Changes to NPPF (paras 14 and 49)
2. Housing Delivery Test
3. Land value capture
4. Affordable Housing

We have shared our response with our local MPs and Leaders of our District Councils.

See: NNGO response to consultation on Housing White Paper – April 2017 FINAL