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Housing: Worcestershire

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 54920, tabled on 25 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of new housing being developed in Worcestershire in the next three years which will be specifically reserved for first-time buyers.

Answered on

5 December 2016

We do not hold such information. Through the National Planning Policy Framework we ask local councils to use their Local Plans to meet the full, objectively assessed needs for all types of housing in their areas.

We have consulted on a 20% Starter Homes requirement for suitable housing sites of 10 units or more (or 0.5 hectares or more) for the regulations under the Housing and Planning Act 2016. We are considering the responses and will set out our future plans for housing in the forthcoming White Paper.