MP warns on housing policy
NORTH Cornwall's MP Dan Rogerson has urged the Government not to relax planning rules about affordable homes in Cornwall.
The coalition is attempting to boost housebuilding in a bid to revive the economy.
Mr Rogerson has been urging the Government to expand its housebuilding programme and, with interest rates low, to prioritise investment in public housing.
However, responding to a statement in the Commons by Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles, he argued that any relaxation of rules on affordable housing should be done on a case-by-case basis rather than applying a one-size-fits- all approach.
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"While the extra investment in housing is a welcome and much-needed step to help get the economy moving, we need to make absolutely sure that this is to the benefit of local people," said Mr Rogerson.
"In Cornwall, housebuilding must result in extra affordable homes for local people to rent or buy. A situation where new houses are unaffordable for local people or end up increasing the numbers of second homes in our communities would be totally unacceptable.
"New housebuilding schemes must prioritise affordable housing for local people in areas such as ours where it's desperately needed, so that we can see benefits not only to the economy, but for local people too."