Prime Minister David Cameron visited one of our developments in Kingsteignton, Devon, to announce plans to strengthen housebuilding across the UK and create opportunities for home ownership.
Mr Cameron was met at Kings Gate by Linden Homes Group Managing Director Andrew Richards on Monday October 12th who gave the Prime Minister a tour of the construction site, introduced him to apprentices, and discussed issues facing the housebuilding sector.
Mr Cameron used the visit as an opportunity to unveil details of the Housing and Planning Bill, which includes a requirement for councils to have a finalised and adopted Local Plan for new homes in their area by 2017 – or the government will ensure, in consultation with local people, those plans are produced for them.
The Housing and Planning Bill chimes with Linden Homes’ Manifesto for Housing which the company published before the 2015 General Election calling for fresh efforts to support the delivery of new housing in the UK.
David Cameron said: “A Greater Britain must mean more families having the security and stability of owning a home of their own. My government will do everything it can to help people buy a place of their own – at the heart of this is our ambition to build 1 million new homes by 2020.”
Andrew Richards added: “Linden Homes has identified for some time the importance of Local Plans in helping to solve the UK’s housing shortage and the Government’s focus on making these a requirement by 2017 is excellent news.”
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