Ahead of May's General Election ARCH and the National Federation
of ALMOs have for the first time united the council housing sector
to produce a manifesto that sets out a series of practical policies
which would see councils and ALMOs play a key role in meeting the
country's housing needs.
Key recommendations in the manifesto include:
- Support for the removal of debt caps which would provide the
financial capacity to build 20,000 homes a year. It would also
increase councils' capacity to invest in their existing stock.
- Reforms to the bureaucratic arrangements that hinder local
authorities replacing homes sold under Right to Buy, with extra
help to ensure a one for one replacement.
- A review of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to enable
councils to get a fairer division of 'planning gain' between
landowners and local communities.
Download For a Council Housing
Renaissance: A joint manifesto by ARCH and the NFA