Housing

Homes for the future: The Housing Green Paper

Homes of the future

On 23 July 2007, Yvette Cooper, Minister for Housing and Planning,  announced the launch of the Government's Housing Green Paper - Homes for the future: more affordable, more sustainable.

The Paper sets out our plans for three million new homes by 2020 which include:

  • more homes - backed by more ambitious building targets, increased investment, and new ways of identifying and using land for development
  • more social housing - ensuring that a decent home at an affordable price is for the many, not the few
  • building homes more quickly - by unblocking the planning system and releasing land for development
  • more affordable homes - by increasing the options for low cost home ownership and more long term and affordable mortgage products and
  • greener homes - with high environmental standards and flagship developments leading the way

Supporting documents, published alongside Homes for the future:

In addition the following document was published by English Partnerships (now part of the Homes and Communities Agency):

  • Implementing Planning Performance Agreements (external link) - preliminary advice that accompanies the Department's current consultation on Planning Performance Agreements: a new way to manage large scale planning applications

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