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PlaceShapers are studying carefully the new Housing and Planning Bill that has been introduced to Parliament by the Government. Like the Government, PlaceShapers are committed to ending the housing crisis. Above all else we remain committed to our role to provide affordable homes and services that respond to local needs, build strong communities and help individuals raise and meet their aspirations.
We welcome the Government’s commitment that those who genuinely need support continue to receive it as this a key part of what PlaceShapers are here to do. We also share the Government recognition that Britain’s housing crisis can only be solved with a massive housebuilding programme.
PlaceShapers are key providers with more than 90% of us actively developing and providing new homes. We have the development expertise and local relationships to unlock sites, to negotiate agreement with those who may initially oppose new homes and to ensure the necessary investment in the wider community. However any housebuilding programme cannot be at the expense of the very real requirement for social housing for those on very low and variable incomes where home ownership is not a reality in any circumstance.
We are concerned to ensure that the Housing and Planning Bill will address this need effectively and we will continue to work with our local partners and Government to deliver rounded solutions to identified local housing needs wherever we can.
Picture from a new supported housing development underway by Hightown
Placeshapers retweeted Becky Whitmore
Glad to see this response to the vile leaflet and that it's not from the parish council.
14 Apr 2019
Placeshapers retweeted Paul Hackett
Much as I applaud government for this initiative it’s only part of story. 1.4m low-income households depend on #PRS… https://t.co/ppjTw4zeRa
15 Apr 2019
Placeshapers retweeted Rachael Orr
Great news the Govt plans to stop short-notice evictions for tenants. Long overdue. Well done to @Shelter… https://t.co/v5EFg7e721
15 Apr 2019
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