Planning deregulation reduces local authorities’ ability to secure affordable homes as homelessness rises
A report published today by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) – ‘Delivering affordable homes in a changing world: Ensuring councils can meet local housing need’ researched and written by the TCPA - finds that a lack of investment in genuine affordable housing alongside deregulation of planning is reducing local authorities’ ability to secure the homes the nation needs
The research shines a stark spotlight on the desperate housing crisis experienced across the country with 98% of councils identifying their need for affordable housing as either severe or moderate. Over two thirds of councils in England state that statutory homelessness levels have increased in their local area in the past 12 months and 57% state that rough sleeping has also increased during this period.
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