We will seek to require all new housing developments to deliver a 20% minimum level of social housing and 20% minimum affordable housing.
  • Build new council homes, delivering at least 500 new homes per annum within four years.
  • Help local people to get a foot on the housing ladder through promoting low-cost home ownership schemes.
  • Increase resourcing for support of tenants through advice and enforcement in the private rental sector, with a Private Tenants’ Charter and a Register of Approved Landlords.
  • Deliver new sites for housing through the planning system to keep up with local demand.
  • Ensure that all new housing developments make a fair contribution to improving the infrastructure of the community.
  • Require all new homes to be zero net carbon to address the climate emergency and help lift people out of fuel poverty.
  • Ensure adequate supported accommodation if available to provide pathways out of rough sleeping.
  • Implement best practice homelessness prevention in the county.
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