Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Agreed Motion on Housing
Recent research has clearly established that the increasing costs of private rental is a very significant factor in causing work poverty and an affordable decent home is a fundamental requirement of good physical and mental health. The LGA has recognised this and recommended that local authorities should be allowed to retain 100% of right to buy receipts and to set any discounts locally so that more affordable homes to rent or purchase can be built. This council supports that recommendation.
Warwickshire County Council, in its role as a Public Health Authority, and in support of its stated agenda to ‘level up’ health inequalities and social inclusion, urges the government to follow through on the recommendations in its White Paper “Planning for the Future” to look at development site viability and how those calculations are determined so that developers cannot choose to diminish or relinquish their affordable housing responsibilities, based upon individual site constraints.
Further this council asks that this support is included in its response to the White paper consultation.
Publication date: 14/10/2020
Date of decision: 13/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 13/10/2020 - County Council